Q&A with American Ballerina Suzanne Mitchell

I recently had the chance to ask Suzanne Mitchell some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Suzanne is an amazing dancer, she takes to the stage with poise and elegance. Her dedication and love for ballet is incredible. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started dancing at the YMCA when I was three years old.

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I currently dance at Piedmont School of Music and Dance. In the fall, I’ll begin training with the University of South Carolina Dance Program!

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I’ve been en pointe since I was 11 so about 7 years.

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Russian Pointe Rubin

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

I liked to dance around the house when I was little so my mom signed me up for dance classes and I’ve been dancing ever since.

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

Who Cares?: My One and Only

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

Either Nashville Ballet or Charlotte Ballet

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

My favorite memory is probably performing as Lead Marzipan in The Nutcracker.

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

Misty Copeland and Ariana Lallone!

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

Do what you can do well the first time!

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?


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

I love to sing and paint! I also love to hang out with friends and family 🙂

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