Ballet

Q&A With Australian Ballerina Taylah Small

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?

Classical 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

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