Q&A With Australian Ballerina Portia Hassos

I recently had the opporunity to ask Portia Hassos some questions about her journey as a ballerina. She is an amazing dancer, she graces the stage with poise, grace and beauty. Her dedication to ballet is unmatched. Below are her answers

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started ballet at the end of 2016

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I dance at Angus and Lucinda’s Academy dance

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I have been on pointe for a year and a half

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I wear Bloch, European balance

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

A few people told me a should try ballet so through watching YouTube videos I got so inspired and found a local ballet studio and began dancing

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

My favourite variation is lilac fairy

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

My dream company is the Paris Opera Ballet

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

My favourite memory was this years Soirée performance in the Southern Highlands.

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

Marianela Nunez, Patrick Dupond and Aurelie Dupont.

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

To be a dancer doesn’t mean have high legs or amazing pirouettes it’s about actually dancing and performing at the fullest.

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

Romantic Tutu

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

In my free time I love reading, playing any sports and being with family and friends.

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