Ballet

Q&A With American Ballerina Grace Phillips

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

 

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