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?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
Doing homework or getting ready for dance