I had the chance recently to ask Molly McCarthy some questions about her amazing journey as a ballerina. Molly is an incredible ballerina. She graces the stage with incredible elegance and poise, her passion and dedication for ballet is unmatched. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started classical ballet at the age of 2
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I currently dance at Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy in Sydney Australia
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I’ve been on pointe for about 6 years now
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I currently wear Energetic pointe shoes
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
When I was young I used to dance around the house all day, so my parents decided ballet would be a great thing to start
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
My favourite variation would be Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux and Cupid
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
There are so many amazing companies but I love to watch Royal Ballet Company and the Australian Ballet Company perform
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
Performing on stage doing the lead role in Nutcracker
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
Mariners Nunez! But also icons like Sylvie, Sarah lamb and Iana Salenko
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
Dance to express not impress
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
I love to do Pilates, yoga, walk, travel to new places and spend time with family and friends.