One of the worst things about racism is what it does to young people.
Choreography is mentally draining, but there’s a pleasure in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music.
Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people.
One of the processes of your life is to constantly break down that inferiority, to constantly reaffirm that I Am Somebody.
The creative process is not controlled by a switch you can simply turn on or off; it’s with you all the time.
I am trying to show the world that we are all human beings and that color is not important. What is important is the quality of our work.
Racism tears down your insides so that no matter what you achieve, you’re not quite up to snuff.
Lena Horne is the sweetest and most adorable woman in the world.
Money is a never-ending problem.
I always want more.
If you live in the elite world of dance, you find yourself in a world rife with racism. Let’s face it.
Sometimes you feel bad about yourself when there’s no reason to.
My feelings about myself have been terrible.
In this business, life is one long fund-raising effort.
No matter what you write or choreograph, you feel it’s not enough.
I always want to have more dancers in my company.
It will take very sophisticated marketing to achieve our aim of bringing more black people into the theater.
My lasting impression of Truman Capote is that he was a terribly gentle, terribly sensitive, and terribly sad man.
I’m attracted to long-legged girls with long arms and a little head.
We still spend more time chasing funds than we do in the studio in creative work.
Nothing personal; I just don’t have people over.