I recently had the chance to ask Anna Sawyer some questions about her incredible journey as a ballerina. Anna is in amazing dancer, she takes to the stage with poise, grace and strength. Her passion and love for ballet is phenomenal. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started ballet when I was 8.
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I dance at South Mississippi Ballet Theater in Hattiesburg Mississippi.
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I have been on pointe for 6 years.
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I wear Grishko 2007.
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
I saw my first nutcracker and I thought it looked really cool!
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
My favorite variations are Kitri 1st act and Cinderella 2nd act.
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
I would love to work with any company really but I think Miami city ballet would be really cool!
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
My favorite moment was when I placed 2nd in pre competitive ballet at dallas yagp in 2015.
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
My dance role model is Michaela Deprince.
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
The best advice would be to just enjoy yourself on stage. It shouldn’t be stressful.
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Classical tutus to look at but romantic tutus to dance in.
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
When I’m not dancing I like to read, shop, and travel.