London-born Suzelle Poole, 77, who now lives in Dallas, Texas, does something almost every day that other septuagenarians could only […]
London-born Suzelle Poole, 77, who now lives in Dallas, Texas, does something almost every day that other septuagenarians could only dream of: wearing pointe shoes and dancing on the tips of her toes.
She has performed all over the globe, but says she is still striving to improve her technique in her 70s.
‘I have always loved ballet dancing and I’m always practicing and striving to improve,’ Poole told Dailymail.
‘I’m able to teach all ages and levels of ballet, I have just taken an intermediate foundation exam and teach all ages how to dance at Royale Ballet Dance Academy,’she said.
In addition to her teaching commitments and her own practice, Madame Poole also performs at nursing homes for people who are often older than herself and are unable to go out.
‘I feel that seeing my dancing might encourage any disabled residents to do the exercises offered by the care staff.
‘I’m older than a lot of them in there and they can’t believe I’m still dancing, I’m so grateful that I can.
‘I hope my story shows others that there’s no age limit on dancing.’