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?
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
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!