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The arts gives life depth

Arts involvement will round out corners, shaping children into more complete humans

As a child, I wanted to be a ballerina. After school nearly every day, I rode my bicycle 3km to the dance studio.

At the beginning of each class, with one hand holding the barre and the other extended gracefully over my head, I folded forward, arching my body to the floor in a port de bras.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 04, 2019, with the headline 'The arts gives life depth'. Subscribe