Q&A With Canadian Ballerina Kaylie Connor

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

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