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