Her favourite ballets feel like good books – one can see them 1,000 times and they always feel fresh. Linda loves Giselle, all full-length MacMillan plus Song of the Earth, Robbins’s Dances at a Gathering, Balanchine’s Serenade and Agon, Ashton’s Scènes de Ballet and Symphonic Variations.

San Francisco Ballet in London

“Attack it! Attack it!” says fictional AD Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) to young dancer Nina Sayers in Black Swan. No doubt he would have…