I recently had the chance to ask Bella Cort some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Bella is an excellent dancer, she graces the stage with poise and grace, her passion and love for ballet is unparalleled. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
Started ballet when I was 4, but commuted to pre-professional training at age 14.
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
Currently dance in England.
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
Been en pointe for 6 years.
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
Currently wearing Merlet Divas.
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
My mum always said that I was always dancing around as a child, so putting me in to ballet classes just made sense.
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
Favourite? Too many to choose from, but Giselle is definitely a classic.
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
Absolute dream of mine has always been to dance for the Paris Opera Ballet.
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
Performing a pas de deux with a live Opera singer. The atmosphere on stage was simply magical!
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
Maria Kotchetkova has always been an inspiration of mine. From how she dances to what she wears, and the ideals she talks about. Everything about her inspires me. Others include Sylvie Guillem, Evgenia Obratsova and Aurelie Dupont.
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
“Don’t overthink it”
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
I’m a big health fanatic, so cooking and discovering new recipes is a big passion of mind. Also spend a fair bit of my time doing art.