How you express that talent does make a lot of difference. Using the same example, my friend is an excellent swing dancer and gives lessons. I've gone swing dancing with her lots of times and she never has a shortage of people who want to dance with her. Everybody readily acknowledges how great she is but she doesn't use her talent as something she lords over people. She communicates herself as someone who is willing to show someone how and is quite humble about her ability. If you're gifted and still humble in your giftedness, you won't need to "dumb yourself down" to get along.
Of course you just have haters in the world that will be envious no matter what, but I don't think this is comparable.