For two summers I lived and worked at School of American Ballet, and even today will help out when they're low staff in residence life. I got to know these young kids so well, living in such close quarters, essentially being their in "loco parentis." Over a few years, watching them grow and develop into young adults, it gives me such a proud feeling. An article in the New York Times covers their annual choreography workshop done by the advanced students in the program, and it gives me a small idea of what a proud parent must feel. I myself used to be in the ballet world, so it's especially exciting watching them turn into professional level dancers!