Q&A With New Zealand Ballerina Chloe Parker

I had the opportunity recently to ask Chloe Parker some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Chloe is a fantastic dancer, she graces the stage with poise and elegance, her passion and love for ballet is incredible. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started dancing when I was 2, I was about 6 when I started ballet.

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

Convergence Dance Studio (CDS) in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

About two & a half years.

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Gaynor Minden.

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

My dance school did packages, ballet, jazz, tap etc. I loved ballet as soon as I started doing it.

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

I love a lot of them, I’m currently dancing Peasant Pas, Kirov Version, from Gisele, for a competition this weekend.

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

Royal New Zealand Ballet

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

Getting my pointe shoes, & also scoring 100% in my ballet exam last year.

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

Misty Copeland, Denzil Bailey, & the senior dancers at my school.

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

So much! Maybe feeling the music when you dance is a good one.

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

Classical ❤️

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

I don’t have a lot of spare time, I have school during the day & dance in the evening. I like to hang out with my friends when I can, I do some modelling, swimming, archery, I love to sing, I like to watch YouTube & some movies & series 😃

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