Suzanne Farrell is one of the most famous ballerinas to pass through the School of American Ballet and join the New York City Ballet during the time of Balanchine. Receiving a full scholarship to the illustrious school, she worked hard to become everything that Balanchine was encouraging her to become. In Suzanne Farrell, Balanchine saw that certain je ne sais quoi that great ballet masters are always looking for. He assured her that technique was only the tip of the iceberg, and instructed her privately in order to hone her talents beyond simply having perfect technique. Many called her Balanchine's muse, and he created several parts in ballets with her specific flair in mind. She was a beautiful solo dancer, but some of her most breathtaking moments were when she danced with Balanchine himself. Upon retiring from performance, she opened a dance school that continues to teach the Balanchine style.