Georgina Pazcoguin is a ballerina who dances as a soloist woman in a company of nearly 100 dancers. She started as an apprentice in 2001 and — after spending ten amazing yet arduous, and sometimes downright grueling years in the corps de ballet — she was promoted to soloist with the company in February of 2013. Pazcoguin has the honor of being the New York City Ballet’s first Asian American to ever to be promoted to an upper tier.
Pazcoguin loves ballet because she believes, "It is a pursuit of perfection. I like the idea of striving to attain a seemingly unattainable ideal. I love the lessons it teaches that carry over to real life, some being the discipline, the dedication, the love. I like being called a Ballerina. Despite being lumped into this whole “Ballerina equals naive, slightly emotionally unhinged woman complete with body dysmorphia” stereotype of today. I view myself as the complete antithesis of that idea. Think of me as “The Rogue Ballerina.”
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