I recently had the pleasure of asking the amazing Jordan Kesler some questions about her incredible journey as a ballerina. She dances so gracefully and elegantly. She graces the stage with poise and beauty. Her dedication and passion for ballet is immense. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I was 6 years old
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
University of North Carolina School of the Arta
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
Almost 10 years
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
I started jazz and ballet at a competition studio then my parents kind of made me go to just a ballet studio and focus on just ballet haha, but I’m so grateful for that!
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
I love esmerelda, and the prelude varition from Lea Sylphide
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
I would love to work for a company in a big city but other than that I’ve always had my eye on Cinncinati Ballet
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
I was 11 and I had the opportunity to be young aurora at the Kennedy Center with the Mariinsky Ballet. That’s when I knew I wanted to do this. I loved the feeling.
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
I love Isabella Boylston she’s so kind, beautiful, and she never makes dance seem like her job she’s always made it look so fun.
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
Stay in the mood before performance, don’t let anyone distract you from you doing you.
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Classical, although I’ve had some gorgeous romantic tutus.
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
I love to go out to eat, hang out with my best friends and take pictures