I recently had the opportunity to ask Jackie Sugianto some questions about her journey as a ballerina. She graces the stage so elegantly, with poise and beauty. Her passion and dedication for ballet is unmatched. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
When I was 3 years old
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
Evelyn Hart Dance Conservatory and Poise Dance Academy
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
My mom was a dance teacher and both my sister’s danced.
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
Swan Lake pas de trois variation 1
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
No idea yet 😂 (maybe NBOC)
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
Dancing Marie in the NBOC production of the nutcracker
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
Evelyn Hart, Misty Copeland, Marianela Nunez
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
With ballet, the less you have to start off with, the harder you’ll have to work and the better off you’ll be.
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
I love to sing and read. Most of the time just doing hw though. 😂