I was listening to David McAllister, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet talking about what he looks for in a new dancer for the company and he mentioned above all that he looks for turnout and flexibility. As someone who has had no ballet training (soon to be rectified), I would have thought that any dancer who has been through enough years of classes would have good turnout and flexibility. I understand that turnout is something that has individual physical constraints, but would someone continue to dance to professional level who does not have near 100% perfection in turnout? What do dancers think of turnout? Are they happy with their abilities in this regard? I guess I could ask the same questions of flexibility.