Words matter. These are the best Helene Yorke Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
When I was 3 years old, my parents put me in ballet and I really thought I was gonna be a ballet dancer for a long time.
I went to Westside School of Ballet in L.A. and I was climbing through the ranks. Then I got to pointe shoes and I was like, ‘This is not cool, you guys. This is gonna be in textbooks, someday, along with Chinese foot-binding.’ Anyway, it’s not for me, so I got into doing different kinds of dance.
I remember getting to New York and riding the subway in the morning to go to a doctor’s appointment, and getting jealous of commuters that were going to their jobs.
No one has ever made me as starstruck as Sutton Foster.
Brooks Ashmanskas – rehearsing and putting on a show can be very stressful and exhausting, but Brooks makes every moment a joyride. His influence taught me to never take myself or what I’m doing too seriously.
I was in ‘Grease’ on Broadway, toured with ‘Wicked,’ was off Broadway a couple of times and have been a part of numerous readings and workshops.
My brain knows how to learn musical theater dancing, but learning hip-hop? It was so hard for my body to understand how to move in that way.
We’re all victims of our own expectations.
That’s what I think makes the best anything, is that if something is written to fit a person like a glove, because then everything feels so true.
If the mean thing is being said with a person who abused malice, then something sounds mean. If something that is considered mean is being said by somebody who has good intentions and has maybe a comedic lack of awareness, then you can get away with a little bit more.
I don’t know how else to say it: I’m a monster.
I wasn’t a nerd or a recluse, but I didn’t grow up too fast.
We just lost Carol Channing, who performed ‘Hello, Dolly!’ at the St. James Theatre. I played the St. James Theatre as well. To know that you walked the same boards as somebody like that is so extraordinary.
The two biggest characters I’ve created are probably the biggest things I’ve ever done for a role.
I think the conversation about sex is one that never grows old and is one that people are always drawn to.
I’ll never forget the first moment I stepped on a Broadway stage. It was in Grease, and I knew it was momentous. My parents were there, and I got into a cab with them afterward and started crying.
I love doing dramas because it’s quiet and focused work.
I bring a lot of myself to my work.
I went to school for musical theater, and that is such a huge, central part of me.