Q&A With American Ballerina Kerry Shannon

I recently had the chance to ask Kerry Shannon some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Kerry is an amazing dancer, she takes to the stage with grace and poise. Her dedication and passion for ballet is incredible. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

Seven and half years old

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

Hartt School

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

3 years on pointe

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Grishko Novaflex

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

I was taking gymnastics with my sister and I just decided to try ballet instead with my friend.

Q6: What is your favourite variation?


Q7: What company would you love to work for?

I don’t know yet I love Vaganova and also Balanchine.

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

When I received 2nd place in YAGP junior division in Boston this year.  I was so surprised and so happy!

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

Tiler Peck & Isabella Boylston

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

“Dance with your heart”

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?


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

Hang out with my friends and my sisters.

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