I recently had the chance to ask Geraldine Cenita some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Geraldine is an excellent dancer, she graces the stage with poise and grace. Her dedication and love for ballet is amazing. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started dancing when I was 4 but started full-time training at 14.
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I currently dance Full-Time at Queensland National Ballet.
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I’ve been en pointe for 4 years since I was 11.
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I currently wear Grishko 2007 pointe shoes.
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
I watched Barbie and the twelve dancing princess and in one of the extras it showed a video Maria Karowski of the New York City Ballet. After that I was always running around the house yelling about ballet so my mum eventually put me in. Q6. My favourite variation is Dawn Variation from Coppelia.
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
My favourite variation is Dawn Variation from Coppelia.
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
I don’t know an exact company yet but I would love to dance somewhere that is incredible Classically and also very good at Contemporary. Maybe a company in Europe.
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
My favourite moment was my first time en pointe.
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
Dancers that inspire me are Yuhui Choe, and Natalia Osipova.
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
Don’t care about what other people think of you because they can’t make you a better dancer, you’re the only one who can make yourself better
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
I like listening to music (mostly Kpop), going out to health food cafes with friends and baking.