I recently had the chance to ask Maddie Growney some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Her grace and poise while on stage is incredible, she is incredibly dedicated and passionate about ballet and this is evident with her performances. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started ballet at the age of two.
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I currently dance at The Rock School for Dance Education and Tricia Sloan Dance Center.
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I have been on pointe for six years.
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
The pointe shoe brand I currently wear are Russian Pointes.
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
My mom put me in ballet at a young age and I just kept going with it.
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
My favorite variation is La Fille Mal Gardee, Act 1 variation.
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
The company I would love to work for is Miami City Ballet.
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
Performing as Dewdrop in the Nutcracker.
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
Gelsey Kirkland is my ballet role model.
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
The best advice I received from a teacher is to push yourself because if your comfortable than your not learning.
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
In my free time, I like to spend time with friends and watch Netflix.