I recently had the chance to ask Caroline Vanderloo some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Caroline is a fantastic dancer. She graces the stage with poise and grace. Her passion and love for ballet is excellent. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started ballet when i was 3 but started seriously when I was 11
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I currently dance at the Anna Marie Dance Studio but over the summer I train at the School of Pennsylvania Ballet
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I have been en pointe for about a year
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I currently wear russian pointe rubins
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
My grandmother enrolled me in classes hoping it would end my clumsiness
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
My favorite variation is Kitri act 3
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
My dream company would be ABG
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
My favorite moment would be learning/ performing the battle scene in The Nutcracker as Clara
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
Two of my role models would be Michaela Deprince and Ashley Bouder.
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
My best advice would probably be to not get frustrated when you’re struggling to master a skill. sometimes you just need to step back, work on something else, and then come back to it
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
In my free time i enjoy reading, playing board games with my family, and spending time with friends