I grew up in France and my mum always encouraged me towards artistic activities. I was always rather shy and reserved and never into sports so my mum signed me up first for gymastics classes and then ballet. My gymastics teacher suggested ballet to improve my coordination and because she thought I had the right body for ballet. I was therefore taken to the local dance conservatoire for an audition. Not really knowing what the right attire for the audition was, my mum had packed a tee shirt, my gym shoes and a pair of my sister's black tights because she knew that in ballets boys wore tights. The audition went well and I was made to stand in all the ballet positions slightly embarassed as being the only boy in the audition being around so many girls all wearing pink leotard, tights and ballet shoes. I was accepted into the school and I was told I woudl have wearing the ballet uniform of the school which onsisted of a white ballet boy's leotard, grey ballet tights, flesh support and grey ballet shoes. I loved ballet so much because I could explore my feminine side and because it was really beautiful and soft. As I progressed into ballet, I got all kind of tights for class and performance and I enjoy wearing the tights because they feel soft.