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?
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?
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 😃