Successful ballet dancers all share one trait: a relentless determination to improve. To close out 2012, Pointe reached out to dancers we covered this past year to find out their resolutions for the next one.


Name: Abi Stafford

Company: New York City Ballet

Rank: Principal


Resolutions:  “This year, I resolve to do more yoga, watch less reality TV (like 'Dance Moms') and read more books.”


More Abi: Read Abi's diary from Cuba, plus her personal account of dealing with competition in ballet.