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?
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?
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?
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