I recently had the opportunity to ask Kaylie Connor some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Kaylie is an amazing dancer, she graces the stage so beautifully with poise and grace. Her love of ballet is incredible. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started ballet at 2.. then quite for a bit then started again at 10
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
School of Alberta ballet
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
About 6 years
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I go between Suffolk solo and block balance European
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
My sister did it so then I also did it
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
Aurora act 1
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
Lol Royal Ballet or Australian Ballet (in my dreams)
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
Finishing my solo adjudication performance of Giselle! The variation was a big challenge but the performance was amazing and unforgettable
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
Darcey Bussell 😍 or Sarah Mearns are both so inspiring in different amazing ways
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
Always remember the 3 C’s Calm Cool and Confident ! I get really nervous and stressed so that really helps me
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
I love romantic tutus and ballets SO much and I usually do them more often, but l love how classical Tutus show off the legs cause that is where the lines are shown
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
I work a lot and am always dancing so spare time isn’t often a thing, but I like to chill and catch up with my parents since I never see them