Chapter 10 The Magic of Partnering
The Magic Of Partnering
My first examples of good partnering were my father, and my uncle, Fernan Caballero. They were elegant men who were genuinely interested in making their women look their best. That is the basis of good partnering. It requires a true gentleman, his willingness to stand behind, to be in second place, by which only his masculinity shines through.
After having learned basic partnering at the various ballet schools, it was really an accident that triggered the circumstances to provide me with the best teacher anyone could hope for.
Linda Meyer was the reigning ballerina at San Francisco Ballet during the early eighties. A perfect technician, however, in street attire, I never saw a less glamorous looking ballerina. But put her in a tutu and a tiara and she shone a like a queen. She could execute any pirouette in the classical ballet vocabulary…