I recently had the chance to ask Keisha May some quetions about her journey as a ballerina. Keisha is an excellent dancer, she graces the stage with poise and grace. Her dedication and passion for ballet is unmatched. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started ballet when I was 2 years old however started ballet seriously when 13
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I currently train full time at WAAPA (western Australian academy of performing arts)
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I have been en pointe for almost 5 years
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I wear Gaynor Minden pointe shoes
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
I first got involved with ballet when my mother sent me to baby ballet classes in Hong Kong
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
My favourite variation is Giselle Act 1 variation
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
I would love to work for the West Australian Ballet however it would be Incredible to work for Nederlands Dans Theater
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
My favourite ballet memory was the chance to performing La fille mal gardee with WAB when I was 12
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
My ballet role model growing up actually isn’t a famous ballerina, however, growing up I was highly inspired by Miko Fogarty.
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
‘If you don’t have fun performing on stage, the audience will not have fun watching’
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
When I am not dancing, I like to do the activities I often miss out on when I am dancing. Such as shopping or hanging out with my non dance friends. Or simply spending time and relaxing at home. I also enjoy video editing, so when I have the time I also like to edit and film videos for my YouTube channel 😊😊