Ballet

Q&A With American Ballerina Allison Whitley

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?

Classical!

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

Swim, riding bikes, hang with family💕

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