Q&A With New Zealand Ballerina Rebecca Willis

I recently had the opportunity to ask Rebecca Willis some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Rebecca is an amazing dancer, she takes to the stage with amazing poise and elegance. Her passion and love for ballet is outstanding. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

When I was 6 years old

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

Melbourne City Ballet

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

9 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Bloch Aspiration size 51/2 B

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

My mum took me to a ballet class

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

1st odalisque

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

A progressing ballet company with a great atmosphere

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

When I had my first company performance and couldn’t stop smiling for hours after with the post show buzz.

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

Lucy green from Queensland ballet I grew up watching her with the Royal New Zealand Ballet

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

It’s not what the steps you do it’s how you dance the steps

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

Classical tutu

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

I love the outdoors and going exploring. Seeing the worlds natural beauty

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