I had the chance recently to ask Hannah Herndon some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Hannah is a fantastic dancer, she graces the stage with poise and grace. Her passion and dedication to ballet is terrific. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started Ballet when I was two years old but I didn’t start seriously until I was about six or seven.
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I currently dance at Manassas Ballet Academy and Theatre. I have been dancing there for 7 years now!
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I have been en pointe for three years in August!
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I currently wear Russian Pointe Muze Pointe Shoes.
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
I first got involved with dance through my old daycare center
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
There are so many great variations but it would probably be the variation I did this past year at Yagp: Raymonda Variation from Act 3.
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
I am keeping my options open right now!
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
There are so many but I love being in class with all of my friends and having so much fun!
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
Some of my Role Models are Sara Michelle Murawski and my teacher Sara Gaydash Ordway!
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
To never give up and to always try your hardest!
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
I love all of the Classical Tutus
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
I love to spend time with my family! I love to cook and am actually the one that cooks the most in the house (believe it or not!)