This is a great article from the Huffington Post about the particular skills, personality traits (quirks?), and self-discipline that are inherent in ballet dancers that are also present in scientists. I particularly like this quote about being competitive with one's self: "Peter Sims, best-selling author of Little Bets, calls it healthy perfectionism, a key ingredient for successful innovators."
What Scientists Can Learn From Ballet by Sylvie Leotin
Happy dancing (and reading!)~