Yesterday afternoon, my mother, sister, and I had a visit with Una Kai. Una was one of the very first Balanchine ballerinas. She told us about how she got started in dance, and how she ended up with Balanchine. After dancing as principal with Balanchine for a while, she became the ballet mistress. Una brought us a photo album filled with old pictures of herself, Balanchine, and the company. It was amazing to see the performance and rehearsal shots, and the casual pictures too. I loved talking with her and hearing her stories. It was exciting to talk to her because I will be going to the School of American Ballet this winter term.