I recently had the opportunity to ask Lauren Collett some questions about her journey as a ballerina. She is an phenomenal dancer, she graces the stage with incredible poise, grace and elegance. Her passion and love for ballet is unmatched. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
5 years old
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
The School of American Ballet
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
Freed of London
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
My mom signed me up for dance classes and I originally liked tap and jazz better but when I was about 7 I realized I wanted to be a ballet dancer
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
Stars and Striped liberty bell
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
New York City Ballet😍
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
Being Clara in the nutcracker
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
Suzanne Farrell and Gelsey Kirkland
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
Live in the moment and always have artistry when you dance because that’s what makes ballet so beautiful
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
Have a good time with my friends and try to not think about ballet haha