Ballet

Q&A With Swedish Ballerina Moa Andreasson

I recently had the opportunity to ask Moa Andreasson some questions about her incredible journey as a ballerina. Moa is a phenomenal dancer, she graces the stage with incredible poise and elegance. Her passion and love for ballet is unparalleled. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started ballet at the age of 10.

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

At the Royal Swedish Ballet school in Stockholm. It’s a full time ballet school with dance & academics combined.

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I’d say I got my first pair of pointe shoes when I was 11 years old.

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I am currently wearing the Grishko 2007

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

So as a child I was very athletic and did swimming, track and field, I even tired figure skating- but no ballet or dance. When I was in third grade, my school watched a performance of a dance school which was actually meant to encourage kids to start dancing. Everyone in my class hated it. I remember being the only one who was amazed by the dancers on the stage. Their flexibility and simply what their bodies were able to do. I begged my mom to sign me up for the auditions to the school. She wasn’t too sure about it as I’d never been dancing before but eventually she did what I told her to do. Long story short, I did the auditions and got accepted to the school, The royal Swedish ballet school in Stockholm

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

Hmmmm that’s a good question. I think I’d say Medora variation from Le Corsaire.

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

There are many companies I’d love to work for (in fact any company that would take me) right now I am more interested in Dutch National, Les ballets de Monte-Carlo etc

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

Not really, although I really enjoyed performing the dying swan at my school last school year. It was really an honour and I loved working on that piece.

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

I would say that there are manyyyy people that inspire me.

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

I don’t really have an answer

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

Classical

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

I absolutely LOVE (and live) to travel. I also enjoy spending time with my family and my friends, I love to read and write too

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