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?
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.