Q&A With American Ballerina Koren LaPlant

I recently had the chance to ask Koren LaPlant some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Koren is an amazing dancer, she graces the stage with incredible poise and elegance, her passion and love for ballet is amazing. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started ballet when I was 5.

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I dance with the Orlando Molina Ballet Training Center OMBTC it is a brand new conservatory program that only accepts 10 dancers.

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I’ve been on pointe for 5 years, so I was en pointe when I was 10.

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I wear Russian Pointe Safires.

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

Well originally I took a tumbling summer camp when I was 4 and there was a ballet part in it and the ballet teacher told my mom to put me in ballet so she did!

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

I love the Odette variation from swan lake, it’s my favorite!

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

I would love to dance with the San Francisco ballet and the Royal ballet.

Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?

It was during my gymnastics practice (I used to be a gymnast as well) my mom told me I was accepted to go to the SAB summer intensive and I cried and had to go back to practice😂

Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.

Sylvie Guillem And Marianella Nunez.

Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?

Don’t hold back anything.

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

Romantic tutu.

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

I love hanging out with friends, practicing makeup and drawing.

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