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?
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