I had the opportunity recently to ask Casy Vanden Berghe some questions about her amazing journey as a ballerina. Casy is a phenomenal dancer, she graces the stage with incredible grace and elegance, her passion and love for ballet is unparalleled. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started ballet when I was 3 years old.
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I currently dance at Houston Ballet Academy.
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I have been on pointe for about 7 years
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I currently wear Grishko 2007’s
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
My mom started me in ballet when I was 3 and I haven’t stopped dancing since then.
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
I love a lot of variations but I think my favorite would be variation from Gisele act 1.
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
I would love to work for Houston Ballet’s company.
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
I think my favorite memory in ballet was being able to perform Clara in San Francisco Ballet’s Company.
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
I love Natalia Osipova and Maria Kotchetkova.
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
I think the best advice I’ve received from a teacher would be to dance with my heart when I’m performing.
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 to just chill and play with my dog 🙂