Q&A With American Ballerina Madeline Coulter

I had the opportunity recently to ask Madeline Coulter some questions in regard to her journey as a ballerina. Madeline is an incredible dancer, she dances with incredible poise, joy and beauty while on stage. Her dedication and passion to ballet is immense. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started ballet when I was three years old

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I am currently dancing at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I have been on pointe for almost 6 1/2 years now

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I wear Freed Classic Pros

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

I first got involved in ballet when my mom took me to see the nutcracker, and I was completely awestruck! I started classes the next January.

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

My favorite variation is probably “Fascinatin’ Rhythm” from Balanchine’s  “Who Cares?” I love the music and the fun, carefree feelings that come with it!

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

I would love to work for New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, or Miami City Ballet!

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

I would have to say my favorite memory/ moment in ballet is just every time I get to preform on stage! I love the rush of energy and adrenaline that you get and I enjoy just putting myself completely out there for the audience!

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

Some dancers that inspire me are definately Ashley Boulder and Noelani Pantastico!

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

The best advice I’ve ever recieved from a teacher is when Stacey Calvert told me that I always sparkle in class and rehearsals, and that I should never let anything take my sparkle away!

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

I love classical tutus, but I think I enjoy dancing more in romantic tutus!

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

In my free time my friends and I like to have picnics and be outside and I also call my family back home a lot!

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