Agnes de Mille,I wish I had met her or Martha Graham or both! Agnes grew up in New York, New york. Her father was William C. deMille an Hollywood director.She at first wanted to be an actress but she was told she was 'not pretty enough' so then she turned her attention to dance. She then wanted to do dance but back then it was considered an activity not a beneficial thing so her father said no. Then when her younger sister went into dance to try to cure her flat feet she went along and did dance lessons too. But she wasn't that good and didn't have that much flexibility. She learned more about dance by watching ballets. She knew the passion of dance. She ended up being an brilliant choreographer and an excellent dancer. She was best friends with Martha Graham and brought a whole new way of choreographing on Broadway. She and Martha Graham made the concept that it is about showing the emotions of a character, plot ,the passion in dancing not just technique and what that dancer can do. So today all the quotes I present are going to be from Agnes de Mille.