Ballet

Q&A With American Ballerina Jordan Kesler

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?

Freed Studios

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

 

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