I recently had the chance to ask Allison Whitely some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Allison is an excellent dancer, she takes to the stage with poise and elegance, her dedication and love for ballet is infectious. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I have danced since I can remember but I started formal training a year and a half ago.
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I currently dance at The Dallas Conservatory
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I’ve been en pointe for 2 years now
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I wear Russian pointe Sapfirs
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
I first got seriously involved in ballet when I came to The Dallas conservatory’s summer intensive in 2016. After that I fell completely in LOVE with ballet!
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
La Esmerelda or Kitri Act 3
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
Houston ballet, ABT, Royal ballet, or San Francisco Ballet
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
Playing Clara at the Majestic Theatre in Dallas
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
Natalia osipova, Tyler Donatelli, Maria Khoreva ,and Misty Copeland
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
Relax, be more daring because dancing can never be perfect
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
Swim, riding bikes, hang with family💕