Ballet

Q&A With American ballerina Jonelle Torchia

I recently had the chance to ask Jonelle Torchia some questions about her journey as a ballerina. She graces the stage with pure elegance, beauty and joy. Her dedication to ballet is incredible. Below are her results.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started ballet when I was 4 years old.

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

Classical Dance Academy

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I’ve been en pointe for 5 years now.

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Capezio développé

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

My mom put me in because my older sister danced.

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

I love the Lilac Fairy variation from Sleeping Beauty.

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

I would love to work for ABT, but honestly as long as I’m dancing I’d be happy.

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

When I performed Clara in The Nutcracker. It was my first big role and I loved being able to tell a story.

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

Clara Blanco & Stella Abrera.

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

Leave your troubles at the door & just dance.

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

Classical tutu

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

I like going to the beach, spending time with friends/family, doing my nails and playing with makeup.

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