Ballet

Q&A With American Ballerina Olivia Daugherty

I recently had the chance to ask Olivia Daugherty some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Olivia is an amazing dancer, she graces the stage with poise and beauty. Her dedication and passion for ballet is unparalleled. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started dancing at the age of 4, but started focusing on ballet when I was 12.

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I currently train at International Ballet School.

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I have been en pointe for 3 years.

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I am currently wearing Russian Pointe Rubins.

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

I first became very interested in ballet when I watched all of the amazing dancers at YAGP when I was 10.

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

My favorite variation is Esmeralda or any Paquita variation.

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

I would love to work for San Francisco Ballet Company or ABT.

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

My favorite ballet moments are whenever I am able to perform on stage because it reminds me of why I love ballet so much. I get a feeling when I step onto the stage that is unforgettable.

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

My role model is Iana Salenko.

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

The best advice I have received is that your performance quality is just as important as your technique.

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

I love any tutu, but I prefer classical

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

In my free time, I like spending time with friends and family or hiking in the mountains.

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