I recently had the chance to ask Taylah Small some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Taylah dances so elegantly with poise and beauty. Her dedication to dance is incredible. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started dancing when I was 2 years old
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I currently dance with The West Australian School if Dance
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I’ve been en pointe for almost eight years now
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I wear Gaynor Minden pointe shoes
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
I saw ballerinas on the TV one day and from that moment on I decided I was going to be one too
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
My favourite variation has always been Kitri from don Q
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
I would love to work for the Australian ballet company and I’ve actually got a week secondment with them which I’ll be doing very soon!
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
Right before I go on stage I do that stage warm up that sharpay from high school musical does and for some reason it always makes me dance better😂
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
My teachers and classmates are my biggest role models and inspire me everyday
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
Best advice I’ve ever received from a teacher was to stop overthinking and start enjoying
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
When I’m not dancing I love writing and going on adventures