I recently had the opportunity to ask Kendra Frank some questions about her incredible journey as a ballerina. Kendra is an amazing dancer, she takes to the stage with poise and grace, her dedication and love for ballet is unmatched. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started ballet when I was 2 years old. I did a little bit of jazz and hip hop, but I was always dancing ballet.
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I am finishing my year up with Festival Ballet Providence School. This coming year I’ll be joining a new company in the Boston area.
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I have been on pointe for 10 years.
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I currently wear Bloch European Balance.
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
I got into ballet because my aunt had owned the school I started at.
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
I have many favorite variations. Two of them would have to be Giselle and Harlequina
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
I do not have a favorite company. I’m willing to dance anywhere. What ever company is welcome to take me as a dancer.
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
I think my favorite memories from dancing is the performances that I have touched people in the audience.
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
My dance role models are Natalia Osipova and Ashley Ellis.
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
Best advice I have been given from a teacher is when dancing a role to create a story through your own mind. So that the audience can really tell that you’re dancing with your heart.
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
I love to adventure and find cool places that I have never been to.