Q&A With American Ballerina London Mills

I recently had the opportunity to ask London Mills some questions about her journey as a ballerina. London is an excellent dancer, she graces the stage with poise and grace. Her dedication and love for ballet is phenomenal. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started ballet when I was 3, but I found out that I wanted to do it as a career when I was about 8

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I currently dance at New England School of Dance

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I have been on pointe since I was 9 years old, so about 7 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I wear Suffolk Stellar

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

When I was younger, my mom started putting us in dance classes. We also tried gymnastics and other activities, but we always asked her when we could go back to dancing. Since then, my younger sister has also started dancing.

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

I have done many variations including Esmeralda, Harlequinade, Medora, Grande Pas Classique, and Black Swan, but my all time favorite is the Kitri Act one variation because I love being able to entertain the audience and become the intense and fun character of Kitri!

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

I would love to work for either Ballet West, Miami City Ballet, or Houston Ballet.

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

One of my favorite moments would be being able to perform as the Sugar Plum Fairy during Nutcracker this past season.

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

My ballet role models include Maria Kochetkova, Iana Salenko, and Misa Kuranaga.

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

The best advice I have ever received from a teacher would be “no matter what happens on stage, always be proud of what you have done and who you have become.”

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

Classical tutu!

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

In my free time, I like to watch movies, or go running with my dog Brussels.

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