I had the opportunity to ask Lucy Murphy some questions about her journey as a ballerina. She is a fantastic dancer who has an immense passion for ballet, she dances with sheer joy and poise while on stage. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started ballet when I was 3 (now 15)
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I dance at The Mcdonald College in Sydney
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I’ve been en pointe for around 3 years
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I am wearing Energetiks, Safir style and I absolutely love them!
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
My family is quite tall so my mum wanted me to have good posture and I started ballet
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
At the moment my favourites are Giselle and Aurora
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
There are so many amazing companies around! the Boston Ballet company is amazing and have such a gorgeous set of repertoire with stunning dancers and the Scottish Ballet company has so many different ballets and very neo classical and everyone is so amazing
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
Either dancing at the opera house with my dance school or just dancing everyday with my best friends
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
I don’t have one particular role model, I love just browsing Instagram and seeing people that are just so amazing and I just feel so inspired by everyone!
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
I have one tip that is so amazing that my teacher gave to me and it was get a little foot tub and fill it with luke warm water and put table salt in it all in and on your feel for 15-20 minutes and the next day your feet are ready for a new day! I swear my this and when I’m having a really sore foot day or I’ve been on pointe for hours it really helps them rejuvenate
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Classical for the win but I do think romantic tutus are stunning
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
If I’m not at school or dancing i love to go shopping! buying new leotards or clothes I’m a shopping addict seriously. I am also a very big traveller, my family lives for travelling and we couldn’t get enough of it!