I recently ahd the chance to ask Sophie-Kate Groen some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Sophie-Kate is an amazing dancer, she graces the stage with poise and grace, her dedication and passion for ballet is incredible. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started ballet was I was 3
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I currently dance at Mt Eden Ballet Academy
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I’ve been on pointe for almost 3 years
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I currently wear European balance pointe shoes and LOVE them!
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
I started ballet because I loved watching my older sister doing it and wanted to be just like her
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
My favourite variation is Kitri act 1 which I am so happy to be dancing now
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
I would LOVE to work for The American Ballet Theatre!
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
My favourite moment is anytime I am on stage!
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
The dancer that inspires me the most is Marianela Nunez I love watching her on YouTube!!!
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
The best advice I’ve ever had is that I can make it with hard work and practice I can do it 😊
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
I LOVE romantic tutus!!!!
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
In my free time I love to play with my beautiful dog and I also love watching Claudia Dean YouTube videos😂 (a lot of them!!!)