I recently had the chance to ask Barbara-Anne Dutil some questions about her incredible journey as a ballerina. She graces the stage so elegantly, with poise and beauty. Her passion and dedication for ballet is unparalleled. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started at taking a tiny ballerina class when I was 2. I was probably 6 when it became a ballet class.
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
Texas Ballet Theater Dallas
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I started en pointe when I was 9
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
Gaynor Minden Classics
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
My mom said I was born dancing
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
First Act Kitri
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
Favorite moment is taking the bow after a solo
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
Dusty Button, Sara Mearns, and Gillian Murphy
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
When it comes down to it you can’t think about it, you just have to do it.
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
Cooking, Ice skating and watching criminal investigation shows