Ballet

Q&A With American Ballerina Casy Vanden Berghe

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?

Classical 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 🙂

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