I recently had the opportunity to ask Olivia Reidinger some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Olivia is an incredible dancer, she graces the stage with such poise and beauty. Her passion and love for ballet is infectious. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started dancing when I was 3 but didn’t get involved really in ballet until I was 12.
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I currently dance at master ballet academy.
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I have been on pointe for 4 years.
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I currently wear Grishko 2007’s
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
I first got involved in ballet when my old studio brought a new ballet teacher. I really enjoyed her class and realized it was something I really wanted to do!!
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
I currently don’t have a favorite variation there are too many to choose from!
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
I was looking in to a company based in LA called American Contemporary ballet.
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
I think my favorite memory would have to be my first nutcracker when I was 13.
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
There are a lot of dancers that inspire some include Evgenia Obraztsova, Diana Vishneva, and Sylvie Guillem just to name a few.
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
The beat advice I received from a teacher was to be more confident in my dancing. Being more confident has helped me improve not only in ballet but also my other classes as well.
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
When I am not dancing I enjoy reading and swimming!!!