Q&A With American Ballerina Sydney Guine

I recently had the opportunity to ask Sydney Guine some questions about her time as a ballerina. Below are her responses.

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Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started doing ballet when I was three years old.

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

Currently I dance at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy (DADA) and I also dance at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA).

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I have been doing pointe for 5 years now.

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Currently I wear Capezio pointe shoes.

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

I first started getting involved in ballet because my mom saw me pointing my toes in my high chair and she thought that I would enjoy dancing so she put me in ballet class.

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

My favorite variation is the Kitri variation from act 3.

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

My dream companies are Netherlands Dance Theater and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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

My favorite ballet memory is the day I started learning how to do fouettés on pointe and I became obsessed with them for about two weeks.

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

Some of the ballet dancers who inspire me are Misty Copeland and Michaela DePrince

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

The best advice I have ever received from a teacher was that everyone is different so I should stop comparing myself to everyone else in the room and focus on myself.

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

Definitely a classical tutu

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

When I’m not dancing I love reading, baking, and sewing



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