I had the opportunity recently to ask Maggie Fosselius some questions about her journey as a ballerina. She is a wonderful dancer, she dances so beautifully and elegantly. Her dedication and passion for ballet is unmatched.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
l started ballet when l was three years old.
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
l currently dance at International Youth ballet school in Denver, Colorado.
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
l’ve been en pointe for about 6 years.
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
l’ve tried almost every shoe out there, and I’m currently wearing Russian Pointe Rubins.
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
My mom put me in a ballet class because l had so much energy l and was really bad at soccer.
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
I love so many variations but I think my favorite is Kitri act 3
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
ABT or New York City Ballet.
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
My favorite memory in ballet is probably going to Pittsburgh Ballet theatre’s summer intensive last summer!
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
Tiler peck, Misty Copeland, and Svetlana of course!
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
One of my teachers once told me that “no matter what happens on stage, the show goes on,” and that has come in handy in so many situations!!
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Romantic all the way. I love the way they twirl around you when turning.
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
I love to bake and cook. I also love to travel.