Ballet

Q&A With American Ballerina Reynu Wood

I recently had the chance to ask Reynu Wood some questions about her journey as a ballerina. She is an incredible dancer. She graces the stage with poise and elegance. Her dedication and passion for ballet is unparalleled. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started ballet when I was 2, but I started to train seriously when I was about 8

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I currently dance at Cary Ballet Conservatory

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I have been en pointe for 6 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I currently wear Gaynor Minden

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

I got involved in ballet when my mom put me in a class at the age of two

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

My favorite variation is Kitri Act 1 (the fast one)

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

I would love to dance for ABT, but I know I’ll be lucky to even get into a company

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

My favorite memory in ballet would probably be dancing Clara in the Nutcracker

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

Evgenia Obraztsova and Maria Kotchetkova inspire me because they are both amazing Russian trained dancers, are short, and worked really really hard to get to where they are now.

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

The best advice I have received from a teacher was to be in the moment, my teacher had told me this before I went on stage for YAGP. The best correction I have ever received was “calves facing each other” to engage my turnout. I now have a better understanding of how to utilize my turnout because of this correction and saying my teacher tells me.

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

I love both classical and romantic tutus. I like classical tutus a little more because they help make your lines.

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

When I am not dancing I love hanging out with my friends and family.

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