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How To Make a Ballerina

 

Marilyn Miller

Marilyn Miller

Note: This recipe will yield 1 premium quality ballerina.

Ingredients:

Take one part raw, unfiltered talent

Add:

• 3 cups technical skill

• 3 cups artistic flair

• 2 pinches dedication and tenacity

 

Combine ingredients and beat at high speed for 10-15 years. Spoon into proper container, cover loosely,  and store in a warm, dry place until volume of talent has doubled. Cook under hot lights until rock hard to the touch and beautiful to behold.

Deposit center stage. Garnish liberally with glitter, satin, and tulle. Serve as often as possible.

photo from The Great Ziegfield. The extravagant "Wedding Cake" sequence featured a towering rotating volute of 70 ft diameter with 175 spiral steps, weighing 100 tons.

photo from The Great Ziegfield.
The extravagant “Wedding Cake” sequence featured a towering rotating volute of 70 ft diameter with 175 spiral steps, weighing 100 tons.