- History was not the major that I came to New York with, I came to New York pre-med.
I transferred for a various number of reasons, but amongst them was because I also came to New York to study dance.
And I came to study modern dance as well as classical ballet, and when I went to begin my modern classes at Barnard downstairs next to the swimming pool in a little studio and was told, 'Okay, we're gonna do a sunrise,' I said, 'I did not come to New York to learn to dance sunrises.'
I went to the dean of the school and said, 'I will be conducting my own dance education in the city, I will be studying with Martha Graham, I'll be studying with Merce Cunningham, I'll be studying with Luigi, Eric Hawkins, I will be studying at ABT with Svenska and Peri Slavic and you will give me credit for that.'
And she said, 'okay', which meant I was taking two dancing classes a day, when I was at Barnard, and art history turned out to be a really good choice because I could cram slides on the weekend.
I didn't have to attend any classes.
And I graduated very nicely, with a degree in something that actually turned out to be extraordinarily valuable.