During my training at San Francisco Ballet School, my teacher gave me some great advice. She told me, “You must master your technique before you get a job as a professional ballerina. In a ballet company you are expected to have a strong technical foundation, and only with a strong technical foundation can you then flourish as an artist. Technical prowess must come before mastering the art.”
Learn every style and technique. Be a sponge and absorb everything you can. Knowing all of the different styles and contrasting techniques will help you become a versatile dancer and expand your innate artistic talents.