5 years: Tap-dancing, 1st LESSON! Maryse Féral Dir.of the class given by Jack Beber (Asst of Gene Kelly & Fred Astaire) congratulated my mother, persuaded her 2 push me on this way, namely, DANCE! Operation succeeded! Mom agreed & is delighted cause' already I went 2 bloom in my life. Maryse did'nt waste time 2 support me & give a leg up 2 me; then began 4 me, the visit of numerous stages, including T.V. studio sets… & multiple prof. teaching various styles, passing by the CLASSIC 2 acquire good bases, MODERN-JAZZ in : THE MELTING POT OF THE DANCE! Years passed... My level of course had risen. But seen my size, I was'nt ready 2 be accepted, as ballet student!