Q&A With American Ballerina Julia Milczanowski

I recently had the chance to ask Julia Milczanowski some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Julia is an excellent dancer, she graces the stage with poise and grace. Her dedication and passion for ballet is incredible. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I think when I was 5 years old

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

Koltun Ballet Boston

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

4 or 5 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Right now I’m wearing Gaynor Minden

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

I first started ballet when I was really young, in preballet. At the time, ballet was more recreational to me than serious and it wasn’t until a few years ago that I started to take it seriously and train at a more and intense and professional level.

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

That’s a tough one, but I really love the Dulcinea variation from Don Q and variations from Sleeping Beauty

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

That’s another tough one… but I would love to train and work in NYC, maybe at ABT or New York City Ballet

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

My favorite memories are always from the summer programs that I attend, and making friends and learning from new teachers. My favorite moment is when I got to perform at Lincoln Center for YAGP Finals in Grande Defile, and meet Isabella Boylston!!!

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

My role models are absolutely my teachers: Alexandra Koltun and Alex Lapshin.

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

The best advice that I ever received is that you can’t learn the artistry that dance requires. You have to find it in yourself, and for some, that’s the hardest part of dance.

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?


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

I’m usually doing school work, but I love hanging out with friends and my dogs!

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