Everything except one: learning ballet. I never had ambitions to being a ballerina, I simply wanted to know how to be a ballerina - to be able to create moving, elegant, precise, and emotional forms with my own body as the medium.
I am well past the prime time (about 25 years ago would have been ideal) to have subjugated my joints to the ludicrous flexibility ballet demands. I have found some measured contentment in unearthing my buried talent
Oh! the way this prima ballerina moves . . . ! She makes me weep with mingled delight and regret. Not only is she an otherworldly talent, she came back from a serious injury, a childbirth, and a two year furlough, to conquer her body and the stage again.