Ballet

Q&A With American Ballerina Olivia Brown

I recently had the chance to ask Olivia Brown some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Olivia is a fantastic dancer, she graces the stage with poise and grace. Her passion and dedication for ballet is incredible, Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

5 years old

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

Triangle Academy of Dance

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I have been en pointe for about 2.5 years.

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Freed Wing

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

My mom put me in ballet when I was five because she was influenced by my older cousins that danced.

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

My favorite variation is a Paquita variation (the really slow one) which I have just started working on for next year.

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

I really love Houston Ballet but I think that dancing with any company would be a huge accomplishment.

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

One of my favorite memories in ballet was when I danced in Carolina Ballet’s nutcracker a few years ago. It was really cool to dance with professionals and be backstage with them.

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

I really admire Isabella Boylston and Tiler Peck.

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

The best advice I have received is don’t give up when I fall out of something or mess up and to just keep working hard and trying my best at it.

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

Classical

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

On my free time I like to hang out and talk to friends and just relax since free time is hard to come by with ballet and school.

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