Q&A With Australian Ballerina Saskia S

I had a chance recently to ask Saskia S some questions about her wonderful journey as a ballerina. Saskia is an incredible dancer, she takes to the stage with great poise and elegance. Her passion and dedication for ballet is unmatched. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

When I was 11 years old.

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

At full time ballet school in Australia.

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

About a year and a half now

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Grishko 2007

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

I fell in love with ballet at the age of 4, watching barbie nutcracker. I knew from then on that’s how I wanted to spend the rest of my life.

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

Currently Girlfriends in Don Quixote Act 1

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

I love the Dutch National Ballet but realistically, I’d be thrilled to work with any European company willing to take me.

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

I love the feeling when things just work out, when you feel on top of everything and know for even a split second, that there’s nowhere else you’d rather be

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

Michaela DePrince, Misty Copeland, Sylvia Guillem, Marianela Núñez, I could go on and on…

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

Focus on the present, the best you can do here and now, in this moment and don’t worry about the outcome.

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

I love both classic and romantic tutus in different ways.

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

Hah! Spare time. The little I have of it I like to read and write, listen to music and spend time with friends and family.

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