Q&A With American Ballerina Maya Schonbrun

I had the chance recently to ask Maya Schonbrun some questions about her incredible journey as a ballerina. Maya is an amazing dancer, she takes to the stage with incredible poise and grace. Her dedication and love for ballet is unmatched. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started focusing on ballet this past year

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I’m currently dancing at Master Ballet Academy

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I have been on pointe for 3.5 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I currently wear Grishko 2007’s

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

I first got into ballet when my mom wanted to take a couple of pictures of me in a pretty pink tutu and then I fell in love with it.

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

My favorite variations would either be Medora or Gamzatti

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

I would love to work for either Royal Ballet or ABT

Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?

I love all my time at ballet but if I had to choose it would probably be working on variations with Mrs. Irena

Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.

Dancers that inspire me are Natalie Osipova, Evgenia Obraztsova

Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?

The best advise I’ve ever received from a teach would probably to go for it and never compare myself in a negative way to others.

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 like to hang out with friends and play on my phone

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