Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Toller Cranston - Art and the Skater

This news item in the National Post, (written by Mellisa Leong, Nov. 4, 2010) caught my attention.

Toller Cranston did it his way! His journey to become a world class skater went without the financial support of his parents.

I first started at the age of eight. I went from high school to L’École des beaux-arts. This was at the same time as skating. I was self-supporting at 16 as an artist. My parents did not help me financially. I had to pay for me, which meant every conceivable expense known to man within figure skating — certainly, it would have been $60,000.

Melissa's interesting interview with Toller can be read by clicking here.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. Amazing being able to finance his skating by doing artwork at such a young age. Wonderful.


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