I had the pleasure of asking the incredibly talented Addie Richardson some questions about her phenomenal journey as a ballerina. Her grace and poise while on stage is outstanding and she is an incredibly dedicated and determined woman. The way she owns a stage is with her presence is unparalleled and without a doubt Addie will one day be a dancer girls look up to.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started ballet when I was three years old
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I dance at The Art of Classical Ballet
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I’ve been dancing en pointe for five years
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I wear Gaynor Minden pointe shoes
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
My parents put me into it because I loved dancing
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
My favourite is the Pas D’esclave variation from Le Corsaire
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
I would absolutely love to dance with American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet or Boston Ballet to name a few!
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
My favourite moment is the feeling of absolute happiness after a show
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
A few of the beautiful dancers that inspire me are Adiarys Almeida, Isabella Boylston and Misa Kuranaga.
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
The best advice I have received is that I should always put everything into a performance and never hold back.
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
When I’m not dancing, I love to bake and read!