Q&A With American Ballerina Maddy Ruiz

I had the chance to ask Maddy Ruiz some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Maddy is an amazing dancer, she graces the stage with poise. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I was about 7 1/2

Q2: Where do you currently dance?


Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

almost 2 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Bloch but am planning on switching

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

My mom found it through a homeschool group

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

Paquita variation 1

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

Miami city ballet

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

My first triple en pointe

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

An old ballet teacher

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

My teachers don’t really give advice

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

Classical tutu

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

Doing homework or getting ready for dance

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