Ballet

Q&A With American Ballerina Isabella Rasmussen

I recently had the opportunity to ask Isabella Rasmussen some questions about her journey as a ballerina. She is a wonderful dancer who graces the stage with real poise and elegance. Her dedication is incredible. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started ballet when I was about 3 years old.

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I am currently a part of Ballet West Academys Proffesional Training Division.

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

This is my fifth year on pointe.

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I am in Freed Classic Pros at the moment and I love them!

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

My mom did ballet, and she taught ballet, so naturally I was put in.

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

My favorite variation right now is probably My One and Only from Balanchines Who Cares!

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

I would love to dance with PNB.

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

I love performing! Pretty basic but I love the energy that comes with the performances!

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

I love Leta Biasucci from PNB!

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

Probably that ballet class is for sucking and its okay to fail!

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

Classical!

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

I’m a big bunhead so I watch a ton of ballet videos, but I also like to bake, knit, and spend time with my family!

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