Ballet

Q&A With American Ballerina Kennedy Carr

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

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started dancing when I was 2 years old

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I am currently training at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I’ve been on pointe since I was 9

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I wear Grishko 2007

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

My mom put me in dance

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

My favorite variations are any from Swan Lake but there are so many that I love

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

I would love to work for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Houston Ballet, or American Ballet Theatre

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

My favorite ballet memories are whenever I’m in class or on stage and I am in my own world and get so into the movement or when I feel so suspended in a turn or stay on balance.

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

Every dancer I see inspires me to work harder and reach for my dreams. There are so many dancers from so many companies that I see that amaze me inspire me so much

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

So many teachers have helped me see how much I love ballet and given speeches that inspire me to keep pushing. I can’t recall an exact moment but so many amazing teachers I’ve had have taught me to just do what I love and feel the music and movement.

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

That’s a tough one. I love both tutus so much but I would love to dance in a romantic tutu and see it flow with the movement.

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

I love to watch Netflix, read, listen to music, spend time with my family and friends and puppy, ice my feet, eat, and sleep.

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