I had the opportunity recently to ask Martelle Cho some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Martelle is a phenomenal dancer, she graces the stage with poise and grace. Her passion and love for ballet is amazing. Below are hre responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started ballet when I was 6 years old.
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I currently dance at The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet and will commence my training at John Cranko Schule in Germany in September this year.
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
About 6ish years.
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I currently wear Almaz Energetiks pointe shoes.
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
Mum had always loved ballet but never had the opportunity to learn it, so she decided to enrol me in a couple of classes at my local ballet school.
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
I couldn’t pick! I love so many, but one of my favourites is the Black Swan Variation, Odile’s solo.
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
I’d ultimately love Stuttgart Ballet or Royal Ballet, but I would honestly be happy to have the opportunity to dance in any company.
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
Having the opportunity to dance in the Australian Conservatoire International Ballet Gala at The Art Centre in Melbourne with many guest artists such as Vadim Muntagirov, Akane Takada, Benjiman Ella and Joy Womack.
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
I love Marienella Nunez, Akane Takada and Vadim Muntagirov. I love their movement, control, presence, calmness and consistency on stage.
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
Don’t over think the steps and to remember to breathe while dancing.
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Both are gorgeous.
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
In my free time, I love going out to brunch with friends, walks with my family or I love surfing the net for my other interest; houses, architecture and design!
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