Ballet

Q&A With American Ballerina Olivia Reidinger

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?

Classical 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!!!

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