Q&A With Scottish Ballerina Caitlin McGunnigle

I recently had the chance to ask Caitlin McGunnigle some quetions about her journey as a ballerina. She is an amazing dancer, her passion and dedication for ballet is unmatched. Below are her respones.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

Summer 2015

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

The Studio

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

Over two years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Russian Pointe Almaz

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

I’ve always had a passion for it, I was born loving it I feel, I don’t remember a time where I didn’t.

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

There’s so many but I do love the Sugar Plum Fairy variation

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

Scottish Ballet

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

I couldn’t choose, every moment is my favourite

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

My teacher and class mates are by far the most inspirational. I wouldn’t be who I was today with out them.

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

I can’t remember, every single correction is so important to me.

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?


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

Watching Netflix and spending time with my family

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  1. Caitlin is one of the most amazing young ballerinas I have recently seen on Instagram. I like seeing other artists to get inspiration and motivation from their own lives. I enjoy watching ballet dancing in particular more than any other type of dancing, so I constantly look up the social media to watch ballet shows and dancers. The moment I found the Scottish ballerina account, I have been following her ballet posts since then. Also, she looks so amazing wearing different ballet clothes. I believe Caitlin has a lovely convivial personality, who has total engagement with her own passion and what’s more I think she has a very beautiful sense of humor. I hope I can see much more of her ballet performances, and also I would really love that she would let me draw her a portrait. Finally, I have a wish for the Scottish ballerina, that she would become a great ballerina in the future.


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