Truth be told, I am not one for placing labels on people. When someone attempts to apply one to me, I instinctively pull back in horror. However, there is one label that applies to me without a doubt. I take this label and wrap up in it like a giant cozy blanket. That is how perfect it feels to me. I am an introvert. A clearer description of me would be an ‘extreme introvert.’ Seriously, friends. I love people and all; but can they just stay away from me for a really, really, really, long time? I am talking a few months of complete solitude each year would be divine. This job I have of writing about teaching ballet often forces me to consider all aspects of teaching ballet. More specifically, my personal journey as a ballet teacher. There is no question that dealing with my introverted ways has been difficult for me (and, likely, others). I know I am not the only introverted teacher on the planet, so I figured I would write a little piece to encourage my comrades with whom I share this personality trait.