Ballet

Q&A With Australian Ballerina Mimi Swinton Fiennes

I recently had the opportunity to ask the amazing Mimi Swinton Fiennes some questions about her incredible journey as a ballerina. She’s an amazing dancer, graces the stage so beautifully and with real poise. Below are her answers.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

When I was 2 (although it was baby ballet- I started seriously when I was about 10)

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

Elmhurst Ballet School

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

5 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Mirella ‘Whispers’

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

My mum sent me along to ballet class at 2 and I’ve been in love with it ever since

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

Cupid Variation

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

Royal Ballet

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

I guess my favourite memory/ moment is whenever I finish on stage and I come off with a feeling of such satisfaction and fulfilment and I just wish I can go back on

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

My old ballet teachers Hilary Kaplan and Vicki Attard and all my old friends from Academy Ballet and Alegria Studios (both in Sydney, Australia) who have always supported me (and each other) and have been there for me (and each other). They all mean the world to me and have always inspired me in every way possible

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

Don’t loose sight of your goal, no matter what obstacles you face xx

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

Romantic Tutu

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

I love watching old films, love photography and have an odd obsession over baking hahahha

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