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?
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
3 years on pointe
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
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.