Ballet

Q&A With American Ballerina Kyla Downey

I recently had the opportunity to ask Kyla Downey some questions about her incredible journey as a ballerina. Kyla is an amazing dancer, she graces the stage with poise and beauty. Her love and passion for ballet is phenomenal. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started dancing when I was around 2-3 but I started seriously dancing when I was 11

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I currently dance at Master Ballet Academy

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I’ve been en pointe since I was 10 1/2 !

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I am wearing Gaynor Minden pointe shoes and I love them !

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

I think my sister was a big part of me getting involved in ballet. She sparked the idea 🙂

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

My favorite variation would probably be anything from Don Quixote

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

I would love to work for The Royal Ballet ! 😍😍

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

Anytime I go on stage and perform is an amazing memory from ballet. I just love that feeling

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

Evgenia Obraztsova and Natalia Osipova. They are such beautiful dancers.

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

To just dance and have lots of attack on stage ! But always remember to be humble ❤️

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

I love romantic tutus! They are so gorgeous

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

I like to swim or play with my cats

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