Q&A With American Ballerina Jade McAnally

I had the opportunity recently to ask Jade McAnally some questions about her incredible journey as a ballerina. Jade is an amazing dancer, she graces the stage with real poise and beauty. Her passion and dedication for ballet is unmatched. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?


Q2: Where do you currently dance?

Ballet Arizona

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

10 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Freeds (5 XX or 5.5 X)

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

My first real experience with classical ballet was at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet during the august course,

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

I love all Balanchine variations but I really enjoy the Sylvia variation,

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

Any agma company would be nice, or anywhere overseas!

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

One of my favorite memories would have to be dancing Balanchine’s valse fantasie or serenade

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

All the NYCB principals but specifically tiler peck or sara! or isabella boyleston!

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

Always work for yourself, and as soon as you stop enjoying the work, you should probably quit ballet and do something easier,

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

Classical all the way, they’re everything a ballerina dreams of wearing,

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

I love everything outdoors, swimming, hiking, kayaking, and just chilling with friends!

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