The Royal Academy of Dance is an institution that trains to a very high standard.
For every dancer, no matter how amazing your career, there's more to life than ballet. Being adored by your audience, it's only part of the story.
I joined the Royal Ballet School when I was 13. Before then, I'd done ballet twice a week after school. The rest of my class had started aged 11, so I'd missed two years and was really far behind.
My main vice is Herta frankfurters - it's amazing that they stay fresh for ages. They're not very healthy, but they are my treat.
I can't imagine leaving the theatre altogether. My dressing room has become a home from home.
If you have enough ambition, you can create talent!
Over the years, I've had two ankle operations, torn my hamstring, had my hip resurfaced, and snapped the anterior cruciate ligament in my knee.
If I start something, I have to finish it. I know that's annoying - it drives my husband mad - but even if something's not going my way, I have to see it through.
This perception that we can be stars without any work and just appear is rubbish.
I need help to ensure I grow old gracefully! So now I always apply moisturiser and foundation with an SPF, to protect my skin from the sun.
Being on stage taught me how to apply eyeliner.
I know some people aspire to a ballerina's body, but I looked forward to feeling more feminine.
As a little girl, I didn't dream of being a ballet dancer; I dreamt of being a movie star like Ginger Rogers and dancing with Fred Astaire. I used to watch the Sunday double-bills on TV and Iong to be part of what seemed a perfect Disneyland world. Astaire was a genius.
I love Australia; it's such an outdoor life.
Looking after myself is something I probably have to be much more conscious of than the average person.
I've always been quite conscious of it, though I don't know why. I would never overspend, and I have to know exactly what I've got so that I avoid going into overdraft. I watch my pennies, and I'm quite thrifty.