I recently had the chance to ask Jade Marquez some questions about her amazing journey as a ballerina. She is an amazing dancer, she graces the stage with poise and beauty, her passion and dedication for ballet is incredible. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started ballet when I was 3 years old
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I do fulltime ballet at The Conlan College
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I have been en pointe for 5 years
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I currently wear energetiks pointe shoes
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
I got involved in ballet by watching my older sister dance, I wanted to be just like her
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
My favourite variation is Gamzatti from La Bayadère
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
I would love to work for the English national ballet or San Francisco ballet one day
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
My favourite memory is meeting some amazing people who truely inspire me to dance and work hard
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
My ballet role model is Marianela Núñez as I love watching her dance as she has a lovely performance quality
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
The best advice that I have gotten from a teacher is to never give up and always work hard as that is the only way to improve
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
When I’m not dancing I like to spend time with my family and friends