I had the chance to ask Danielle Meza some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Danielle is an excellent dancer, she takes to the stage with great poise and elegance. Her passion and love for ballet is phenomenal. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started ballet when I was 3 years old.
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I currently dance at Inland Pacific Ballet.
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I have been en pointe for about 5 years.
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I currently wear Suffolk Pointe shoes.
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
I got involved in ballet when my mom enrolled me at the age of 3.
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
My favorite variation is Medora from Le Corsaire.
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
My dream company is San Francisco Ballet.
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
My favorite memory was being able to travel to Cuba and study with the national ballet of Cuba.
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
One of my favorite dancers is Maria Kochetkova.
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
Breathe while dancing
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
With my free time I like to spend time with my family