I felt very proud to be part of this, dancing on this stage feels amazing (but..... tell you later in the next paragraph), to be in a world-class ballet event like this, representing the style of ballet that I love, the French school style (and hopefully I could manage to do it correctly), being with some of the best dancers in the world.
Today, after doing the dances once more on that stage, I feel much better now and more confident. Tomorrow is the D-day for the first Round. I will do whatever I can to take care of my hip injury and to give my best. Hopefully, I will be able to ENJOY that moment on stage. I keep reminding myself of the initial reason why I decided to join this competition, for me who rather hates competing against others: I know that this is the right thing to do for my career, so I will do it, and do it well, regardless of how good the others are, what they do, how do they prepare, what they may think..... etc. I just have to stay concentrated on walking in my own path.