Q&A With American Ballerina Claire Hoover

I recently had the opportunity to ask Claire Hoover some questions about her journey as a ballerina. She is a wonderful dancer, she graces the stage elegantly and with poise. Her dedication to ballet is incredible. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started ballet when I was 6 years old

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

BalletMet Dance Academy

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

Barely three years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?


Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

I first took tap to better my soccer skills, and it snowballed from there 🙂

Q6: What is your favourite variation?


Q7: What company would you love to work for?

New York City Ballet

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

Being asked to be a trainee on scholarship this coming year as just a junior in high school! I feel honored. also, being Clara in the nutcracker my very first year at BalletMet (I was previously in competition dance)

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

Isabella Boylston, Sophie Miklosovik, and Adrienne Benz

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

Give 100% and don’t expect perfection.

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?


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

I love to cook and also academics so like finding out a whole bunch of random information and solving rubix cubes

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