Q&A With American Ballerina Emmanuelle Hendrickson

I had the chance to ask Emmanuelle Hendrickson some questions about her incredible journey as a ballerina. Emmanuelle is a phenomenal dancer, she graces the stage with incredible poise and grace, her dedication and passion for ballet is unmatched. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started at 4 years old just doing recreational ballet/tap but when I turned 13, I started to take it seriously.

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

Ballet Theatre of Carmel Academy

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

5 years!

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Suffolk Stellar/Sonnet. I love them both!

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

I tried a lot of different sports including ballet just to see what I enjoyed. Swimming and ballet were the only ones that stuck. Eventually, I couldn’t do both at the same time so I dropped swim in 2015.

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

Hard to choose! Either Romeo and Juliet: Juliet’s solo or Swan Lake: Pas de Trois 1st variation.

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

San Francisco Ballet is my dream company!

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

Performing alongside my sister as the Step Sisters in Cinderella!

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

Isabella Boylston, Iana Salenko, and Ana Sophia Scheller

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

Always be willing to take risks and don’t fear failure!

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

Romantic tutu!

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

Play piano/guitar, listen to music, and watch Netflix


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