Though Summer Glau has established herself as a talented up-and-coming actress, it’s interesting to note that she originally started out as a dancer. Summer’s childhood was spent perfecting ballet, and by the time she was just 12 years old, she had decided to pursue a career as a professional ballet dancer. She then went to L.A. to visit friends and started auditioning for commercials. In 2002, Summer Glau landed a guest spot on Angel in an episode that appropriately cast her as a prima ballerina. Bitten by the acting bug, Summer began seeking out more opportunities as an actress.