Q&A With American Ballerina Sarah Parrish

I recently had the opportunity to ask Sarah Parrish some questons about her journey as a ballerina. Sarah is an excellent dancer, she graces the stage with poise and grace, her passion and dedication to ballet is unmatched. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started ballet when i was 2 years old

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I just graduated so for the past 16 years I was at Buford School of Ballet and next year I will be a trainee with Ballet Magnificat! in Jackson, MS

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

About 9 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Grishko 2007

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

My older sister did it so my mom put me in and I loved it

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

Le Corsaire- Pas de trois des Odalisques

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

Ballet Magnificat!

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

One of my favorite memories was – i always loved watching my sister dance as Dew Drop and then finally getting to dance it myself 🙂

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

Shelby Williams (biscuit ballerina) she’s just so real and honest and also an amazing dancer

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

Breathe- that’s the best advice you could ever continue to receive- while you’re dancing and too tense, or stressed for a performance or just in life in general, just breathe

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

Romantic tutu

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

I love music, so I listen to a lot of music and I also love playing my saxophone, piano, and guitar

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