Q&A With American Ballerina Sylvia Wilson

I recently had the chance to ask Sylvia Wilson some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Sylvia is an amazing dancer, she graces the stage with incredible poise and elegance. Her passion and love for ballet is immense. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started ballet when I was nine.

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I currently train privately with my mom, who used to dance professionally

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I started pointe when I was 11-12.

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I wear Gaynor Minden pointe shoes.

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

Since my mom was a ballerina herself, she first introduced me to ballet and when I was younger I would always watch ballet DVDs and try to dance along 😂

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

Either Carmen, Diana and Actaeon or Kitri first act

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

Either the Bolshoi, Vienna State Ballet, La Scala, San Francisco Ballet or Boston Ballet

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

Yes, passing my end of year exam at the Bolshoi was a huge accomplishment for me ☺️

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

Masha Khoreva, Evgenia Obraztsova, Olesya Novikova and Olga Smirnova

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

It’s all in your head! Whether you fail or succeed, it depends on  whether you think positively or negatively.  You can accomplish anything if you 100% believe you can.

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

Romantic tutu

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

When im not dancing, I like to watch YouTube, read and study my Russian

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