Ballet

Q&A With American Ballerina Genevieve Carlson

I recently had the chance to ask Genevieve Carlson some questions about her incredible journey as a ballerina. Genevieve is a phenomenal dancer, she takes to the stage with incredible poise, grace, elegance and beauty. Her passion and dedication for ballet is unparalleled. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

2 years old.

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

Master Ballet Academy

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

4 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Russian Pointe, Brava

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

My mom was classically trained with William Reilly Ballet in Milwaukee, WI and she encouraged me.

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

My favorites change regularly, but right now I am enjoying Grande Pas Classique, Raymonda,  Harlequinade and Nikiya.

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

There are so many companies that I admire. I have a special place in my heart for PNB as I was raised watching their shows and I love Peter’s work.

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

I cried watching Isabella Boylston at the YAGP finals gala.

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

Isabella Boylston, Svetlana Zakharova, and Ekaterina Krysanova all for different reasons.

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

Tell a story and entertain before all else.

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

Classical

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

Snowboard, bike ride, cooking and yoga.

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