Q&A With American Ballerina Penelope Bloodworth

I recently had the opportunity to ask Penelope Bloodworth some questions about her amazing journey as a ballerina. She graces the stage with poise and grace. Her passion and dedication to ballet is incredible. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started dancing when I was 3 but I started strictly training ballet when I was 11.

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I currently dance at The Florida Ballet at Jacksonville, Fl.

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I have been on pointe for 3 years.

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Th pointe shoes I currently wear is Grishko Maya.

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

I got involved in ballet by watching the nutcracker.

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

My favorite variation is Lilac Fairy.

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

The company I would love to work for is Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre or San Francisco.

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

My favorite ballet memory is when I performed Clara. A9: My ballet role models are Osipova and Sakariva.

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

My ballet role models are Osipova and Sakariva

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

The best advice that any teacher has given me is ballerinas aren’t picked because of their technic, they are picked because of their passion.

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

Romantic tutu

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

When I am not dancing I like to shop, hangout with my friends, go to the beach, go to the movies, and walk my dog.

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