Margot Fonteyn, a true life Prima Ballerina was also an activist. This article reveals why Fonteyn is a perfect example of the kind of complex characters I am always trying to help my students and myself create: A creative artist who acted out politically out of love.
I actually met her when I was a tiny girl who wanted to be a ballerina. I sat at her dressing table and she showed me how to put on stage make up, and never ignore love for a career.
How does your main character feel about love, art and politics?