I recently had the opportunity to ask my Facebook friend Jazmin Marquez some questions in regards to her journey as a ballet dancer. Below are her responses. Watching her grow as a dancer has been incredible, I definitely hope she can strive and reach her ballet goals. She is such an elegant and graceful dancer who makes it look effortless with every leap, pirouette and arabesque.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started at 3 years old
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I am not at a dance school currently
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I have been on pointe since I was 10 which was 8 years ago
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I wear energetiks pointe shoes (Almaz)
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
I enjoyed the show Angelina ballerina and it lead me into ballet
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
My favourite variation is lilac fairy
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
I would love to work for Houston ballet or Washington ballet company
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
Meeting some of my closest friends in ballet class
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
Some role models are Misty Copeland, Dusty Button and Kylie Shea
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
Best advice would have to be is fight, fight through every obstacle to get to your goal
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends