Q&A With Australian Ballerina Geraldine Cenita

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?

Classical 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.

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