I had the chance recently to ask Charlotte Nye some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Charlotte is an amazing dancer, she graces the stage with poise and elegance, her passion and love for ballet is fantastic. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started classical dancing when I was 4 years old.
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I am currently dancing at the Dance Company in Brisbane, Australia, in the Allegro Program.
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I have been en pointe for around 3 years.
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I currently wear the topaz pointe shoe from Energetics.
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
My mother and my brother both danced before me.
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
The wedding variation in Coppelia, act 3 is my favourite variation.
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
My dream company would be the Royal Ballet Company, or the American Ballet Theatre.
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
I couldn’t choose a particular favourite ballet memory, however, it is always special when I make the audience feel something with my dancing.
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
A few of my ballet role models include: Marianela Núñez, Yasmin Naghdi.
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
The best advice I have received from my teachers is to REALLY dance. Once all of the technical sides have come together… you can then lift the eyeline, extend your lines further, and combine it with the artistry and the performance aspect of your dancing, until you can then put your hours of training to the test on stage and have a professional outcome.
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
In my free time, I like to make things – all sorts of things! Like cooking recipes or crafts.