Calvin Royal III, American Ballet Theatre corps de ballet. He is in ABT's 2017 "Swan Lake."

Q: Could you elaborate on your statement that “dance chose me”?

A: I started studying ballet my freshman year of high school because I’d been exposed to other styles of dance like West African dance and hip-hop. I really wanted to try something new, so I auditioned for the dance department at my arts high school. Once I was accepted, I discovered it was something I could be challenged in, and after a short time could actually do it, and it became infectious.

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