I had the opportunity to ask Molly Woodard some questions her journey as a ballerina. She is an amazing dancer, owns the stage when dancing and dances with great presences and energy. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started august of 2014… and I was 14 at the time
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I recently graduated from Brooksher Ballet.
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I have been en pointe for a little over 3 years.
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
Wear Moi customs
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
A friend of mine suggested it to me because I was hyperextended and had good feet. I had never danced before then.
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
Raymonda piano variation
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
I really love Staatsballett Berlin
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
I have a few. One that comes to mind is a recent performance. I really felt the joy of being on stage and giving a character to the audience.
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
My role models are my own teachers (Joshua and Natasha Brooksher), Iana Salenko, Maria Khoreva and Natalia Osipova
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
There are two pieces of advice that I think are the best. The first is to give yourself when you dance… don’t be internal and selfish. It’s for the audience. The other piece of advice is to enjoy life… work hard but make sure you are enjoying all the moments.
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
I enjoy painting in my free time 🙂