Ballet

Q&A With American Ballerina Kavita Gupta

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

Q1: When did you start ballet?

4 years ago

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

The ABT JKO School

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

About 2 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Grishko 2007

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

I went to see Swan Lake when I was 7, and I begged my parents for 3 years to let me take classes

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

Hard one!! I guess I would say Medora’s Act 2 variation

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

ABT

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

Getting my first pair of pointe shoes!

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

Sylvie Guillem

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

It’s okay to take breaks sometimes! I am a perfectionist and tend to overwork myself, so this is something that I have to remind myself of.

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

Classical

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

Watch ballets on YouTube

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