I recently had the opportunity to ask Monique Constantine some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Monique is a phenomenal dancer, she graces the stage with joy, poise and elegance. Her passion and dedication for ballet and dance is unmatched. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started training in ballet pre professionally at 13!
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I am currently on break due to having a knee reconstruction but I train at Ev and Bow Fulltime Dance.
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I have been en pointe since I was 13 so 9 years 😊
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I currently wear Serenade Pointe Shoes from Bloch!
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
I went straight into part time ballet when I started as my teacher saw potential 💛
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
My favourite variation is the Cupid Variation from Don Quixote 👼🏻
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
My dream company is Bangarra Dance Theatre!
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
When I was very gratefully awarded the Open Age Classical Ballet Gold Medalist at a prestigious competition in Australia in 2014!
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
Definitely my teacher Miss Karina and always Darcey Bussell!
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
If you don’t feel it from your heart, then the audience won’t feel it either!! 💛💛
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Classical tutu for sure 😘
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
Play with my bunny, go to the movies with my boyfriend and hang out with my best friends!