Q&A With American Ballerina Eliza Rhodes

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

Q1: When did you start ballet?

It started ballet at age 2

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I currently train year round at the Washington school of ballet and for the past 3 summers I’ve trained with the bolshoi at bbasi

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I’ve been on pointe for 4 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I wear Bloch eurostretch pointe shoes

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

I got involved in ballet because my mom signed me up when I was a kid and I got hooked

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

My favorite variation is either Kitri act 2 or anything Paquita

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

My dream company is either Bolshoi Ballet or ABT

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

Favorite moments in ballet is when I get a step correct for the first time or when I perfect it

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

My biggest ballet role models are all of teachers, most especially my teacher since i was 3 and my YAGP coach Sara Ordway @ordwayballet

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

Best advice I’ve ever received from a teacher is to dance for myself above everyone else

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

Classical tutu

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

My favorite thing to do when I’m not dancing is reading or contortion

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