I had the opportunity to ask Sydney Silva some questions about her progression as a ballerina. She’s an amazing dancer with excellent technique and a real passion for ballet that is unparalleled. Below are her responses
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I start ballet when I was 6
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I currently dance at Portland School of Ballet in Maine
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I have been en pointe for a little over 2 years now
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I am currently wearing Russian Pointe Rubins
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
I got involved because I was little and hyper and my mom want something for me to do
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
My favorite variation is probably The Wedding Pas variation from sleeping beauty
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
I would love to work for ABT or Royal Ballet
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
My favorite memory in ballet is when I got into the pre professional division at my school
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
Dancers that inspire me are Misty Copeland and probably Tiler Peck
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
Best advice I’ve gotten from my teachers is never to give up
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
In my free time I like to play ukelele and hangout with my siblings