Ballet

Q&A With Australian Ballerina Jasmine Henry

I recently had the chance to ask Jasmine Henry some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Jasmine is an incredible dancer, she graces the stage with poise and elegance, her passion and dedication for ballet is amazing. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started dancing at 4 years old, but began full time ballet training at 12.

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I currently dance full time at Pevnev Ballet Academy.

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I have been dancing en pointe for 5 years.

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I currently wear Bloch Synergy pointe shoes!

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

My parents put me into dance classes very young because I loved moving around to music! I started doing all different types of dance (acro, tap, modern ect.) and as I got older I developed a love for classical ballet.

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

My favourite variation is the Dying Swan because of the connection between the dancer and the music, it is heartbreaking to watch and perform.

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

I would work with any company, as long as I am dancing 🙂 I would love to dance with a Russian company such as Mariinsky or Bolshoi theatre.

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

My favourite memory from ballet was being accepted into the Vaganova Ballet academy this May! It had been my dream since I was 12! Another of my favourite moments in Ballet was when I was given the opportunity to perform the lead role of Giselle in the production of Giselle at the quarry amphitheatre in Perth. Act 2 has beautiful music and is very emotional 🙂

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

My role models in ballet are Natalia Osipova, Evgenia Obraztsova and Diana Vishneva!

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

The best advise I have ever received in Ballet is to be free when you are dancing, don’t let your thoughts trap the movement!

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

Classical tutu!

Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?

I love to hang out with my family and cook!

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