Ballet

Q&A With Australian Ballerina Paris Doyle

I had the opportunity to ask Paris Doyle some questions about her experiences as a ballet dancer. She is a phenomenal dancer who continues to strive for greatness, she’s such an elegant dancer poise and grace. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started when I was 4

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I’m currently dancing at Melbourne City Ballet

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I’ve been en pointe for 9 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I’m currently wearing Bloch European Balance ( I’ve recently changed to them, I think they’re the ones)

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

My mum put me into ballet classes because I used to prance around the house all the time

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

Grand pas classique

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

I would love to work for the National Ballet of Canada, or the Scottish Ballet

Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?

The first time I ever performed a full length ballet, it really set in stone for me just how much I loved to dance

Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.

I’m really inspired by Lucia Lacarra, her movement fluidity and lines are dreamy! Also Natalia Osipova, she is flawless!

Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?

Quality will always be more valuable then quantity, so take it slowly and perfect the smaller steps before leaping into the more complicated compilations.

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

Definitely classical

Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?

I love too go to yoga and let my mind relax but I also love to spend time with my friends and family whether it be at home or out shopping

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