Ballet

Q&A With British Ballerina Evie Isabel Glazier

I had the opportunity to ask Evie Glazier some questions about her journey as a ballerina. She is incredibly dedicated and passionate about ballerina. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started ballet when I was 10 but I have been dancing since I was 3, I started taking ballet seriously around when I was 12

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I dance at a Dance school in the UK

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I have been en pointe since November 2015 so coming up to 3 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I have always worn Grishko 2005s I absolutely love how they can bend without dying quickly and they fit my feet beautifully!

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

I first got involved in ballet as I had always been a gymnast but had to stop and so I chose to start ballet because it was something I had always admired watching. I’m so happy I found it!

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

My favourite variations are Swanhilda, Summer Fairy and Carmen because they are all so different!

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

I would love to dance for English National Ballet as I think the dancers all are so inspiring, and they put on such amazing productions, I also love Northern Ballet and the Royal Ballet and many other European companies!

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

My favourite memory would definitely be from last summer I spent at Birmingham Royal Ballet Summer School! The girls I met were so amazing and kind, I met lots of dancers from different countries. My favourite moment would be from the party on the last night of the summer school

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

My ballet role models would be Marianela Nùnéz as she has so much expression into her dancing, also Yasmine Naghdi as she lights up when she dances and is beautiful to watch

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

The best advice is when my teacher tells me to not give up on myself after a bad day and remind me of my potential, it is encouraging to have people who believe in you when you don’t believe in yourself

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

I absolutely adore wearing both! But the Romantic tutus are so flowy and gorgeous against a ballerina’s lines, so I would have to say that!

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

When I am not dancing I obviously love meeting up with my friends, but I also love sports and going on runs and cycling in the evening. I also love being able to spend time with my family and baby cousins as they are so lovely and supportive!

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