I had the opportunity recently to ask Honor Christian-Slane some questions in regard to her journey as a ballerina. She graces the stage with real presence, joy and beauty, Her dedication and passion for ballet is incredible. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started ballet at age 6
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
New Zealand School of Dance
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I don’t really know, 4-5years?
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
Bloch Mirella, 4 XX
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
Barbie, The Nutcracker & Swan Lake
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
Esmeralda or 1st bridesmaid (Don Q)
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
New York City Ballet, English National, anywhere that’s very dancey/expressive
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
When I first stepped on stage after my two ankle surgeries
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
Don’t waste your money on opportunities that won’t get you anywhere
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
Watch Netflix or Socialise