Did You Know?
When a dancer walks into a rehearsal room, wall-to-wall mirrors are nearly always present and can serve as an immediate reference point as to one's appearance. In effect, the mirror acts like a second self, obligingly answering questions. "Do I look alright?" "Yes." In the famous fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the evil queen questions her mirror and it answers honestly. During class ...
By fourteen, she was teaching ballroom dancing at night in someone's private home, mostly to Japanese men.