Q&A With Canadian Ballerina Emma Keyes

I recently had the pleasure of asking Canadian ballerina Emma Keyes some questions about her journey as a ballerina. She dances with incredible beauty and joy while on stage. Emma graces the stage with incredible poise and grace. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started ballet at age of 3

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

and I am currently dancing at the Academy of ballet and Jazz, Canadian Ballet Theatre.

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I have been on pointe for roughly 4 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I wear Bloch European balance strong (the strongest shank) XXX size 6

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

My mom put me into ballet just for fun, but as the years progressed I realized how much I love it

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

My favourite variation is definitely the pretty variation

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

I would love to work for La Scala, in Milan

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

I have many favourite memories that I treasure in dance.

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

Svetlana Zakharova is definitely an inspiration to me

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

The best advice I’ve received from any teacher, is to always trust yourself. When you are confident, you will perform at your best ability

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

I love both classical and romantic tutus, but I prefer romantic even though both are stunning

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

In my free time, I love drawing, singing, acting, playing guitar, basically anything involved in the arts!

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