To be successful in my career, to have a great husband & family, and to
speak Japanese & French fluently.
Kids, Honesty & Kindness, great insight & intelligence, Food, Athletic
Legs, a sense of humor, Blue eyes, Surfers.
Superficial & Materialistic people, Egotistical men, Rush Hour traffic,
Fat-free foods, Ignorance, and being in the desert too long.
I LOVE BALLET BECAUSE:
It is one of the few professions that combines physical, artistic & creative
I FEEL MOST AT HOME:
When I'm near the water. I've lived in beach cities all around the world, and
my favorite place is Kailua, Hawaii, because the people are so down to earth.
MY SPLIT PERSONALITY:
I'm generally a pretty shy person, but when I get on stage or in front of a
camera, I feel very much at home. I think people are born with stage presence
& either they have it or they don't.
Talk with Lisa Marie Scott for any length of time, and the conversation turns
to ballet -- to Russian ballerina Ekaterina Maximova, "La Bayadère,"
the Joffrey Ballet's "Astarte" and occasionally to more recognizable
names such as Mikhail Baryshnikov or "Swan Lake." "It's more
than a hobby," says this tiny, buoyant achiever as she shovels sugar into
her coffee at a restaurant near her home in southern California. But then her
résumé has already made it clear that Lisa can do a mean pas de
deux: In her teens she won awards and scholarships, danced on stages from Japan
to Switzerland to Los Angeles and studied with Maximova. Now, at the age of
20, Lisa is retiring her leotards and toe shoes. Though her defection may be
a loss to the world of ballet, it's a boon to those of us who don't hang around
dance studios or concert halls. "To be honest, I quit because of the weight
requirement," says Lisa. "To get that true ballet look, I had to get
down to about 85 pounds, and even then I felt like I wasn't skinny enough. I
had to ask, Do I enjoy it enough to sacrifice everything else in my life? I
couldn't keep on doing that to my body." She smiles wistfully. "I
do miss it, though, and I still try to dance with local groups."