I recently had the opportunity to ask Ewelina Keller some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Ewelina is an amazing dancer, she graces the stage with phenomenal poise and grace, her passion and love for ballet is unmatched. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started ballet when I was 10 but before that I was a rhythmic gymnast.
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
This year I graduated Polish National Ballet School in Gdańsk and from August I start my first season in Opera Comica pentru Copii in Bucharest.
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I have been en pointe for 7 years.
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I wear Gaynor Minden point shoes
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
My grandparents thought that career as a ballet dancer is better (more stable) than rhythmic gymnast so they sent me to audition for the Polish National Ballet School.
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
That’s hard question! I like many variations but my absolutely favourite are Manon and Black Swan
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
Now I can’t wait to start my first season with Opera Comica pentru Copii! But someday I really want to dance with John Neumeier ballet.
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
My first performance
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
My ballet role model always was my ballet teacher and also ballerinas as Sylvie Guillem, Natalia Osipova and Marianela Núñez
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
My teacher always said to me that I should feel in point shoes like in slippers. I should feel absolutely comfortable and sure in them.
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 love reading books and listening to music