Today I had the opportunity to ask one of my favourite Instagramers and dancers, Grace Phillips some questions about her journey as a dancer, below are her responses.
She is an incredibly kind and thoughtful person and its been a joy watching her grow as a dancer, all of her photos on Instagram are stunning. Continue to follow your dreams Grace, always striving for the best. I’ll always be there supporting you.
Instagram: Grace Phillips
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started Ballet when I was three years old.
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I currently dance at San Luis Obispo Movement Arts Center. Also known as SLOMAC. I am in their pre professional company.
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I have been dancing en Pointe for three years.
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I am currently wearing Suffolk pointe shoes.
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
My mother took me to my first class. It was a tap and ballet combo class.
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
Choosing a favorite would be hard but I would have to say something from Don Quixote, Coppelia or Le Corsaire.
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
I would love to work for a contemporary ballet company’s such as Alonzo King Lines.
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
I would have to say my favorite memory dance has provided me is summer Intensive because you get to travel to new places and meet so many new friends.
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
Beckanne Sisk and Justin Peck
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
Enjoy the process.
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
I like classical tutus more
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
Watch movies, cook and sleep!
Photos Courtesy of Grace’s Instagram