I had the chance to ask Kaoru Blanchot some questions about her amazing journey as a ballerina. Kaoru is an incredible dancer, she graces the stage with beauty and poise. Her dedication and passion for ballet is amazing. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
12 years old
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
Tokyo in a ballet school
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
About 10 years
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
First, I went to a jazz dance lesson and the teacher recommended me I should dance ballet
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
Vaganova academy of Russian ballet
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
When I danced on stage with my husband
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
Alina Cojocaru, Evgenia Obraztsova
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
When on stage, the best is to be half nervous half calm
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
I prefer classical tutu
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
When I’m with my family and pets