Q&A With American Ballerina Kaitlyn Ruch

I recently had the chance to ask Kaitlyn Ruch some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Kaitlyn is an incredible dancer, she graces the stage with 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 in second grade! (8 years old)

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I currently am a company member with Queen City Ballet Company in Helena Montana.

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I have been en pointe for roughly 3.5 years.

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I currently wear Fuzi pointe shoes and I love them!

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

My mom took me to see the Nutcracker!

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

I absolutely love bluebird and aroura act 3 because I have danced them, but my all time favorite would have to be Gamzatti! I love her elegance and confidence!

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

I would absolutely love to dance with James Sewell Ballet Company!

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

I will always remember when I had to step in as an understudy in the party scene in Nutcracker. 9) I really look up to Dusty Button and so many other dancers!

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

I really look up to Dusty Button and so many other dancers!

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

I have received a ton of good advice from all my teachers, but some that really stood out to me, is to have confidence, and if you don’t do it, somebody else will!!

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?


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

I love listening to music, hanging out with my family and friends, and playing with my new puppy Zeke! 🙂


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