I recently had the opportunity to ask Gaby DeAzevedo some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Gaby is an excellent dancer, she graces the stage with poise and grace, her passion and love for ballet is unmatched. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I have been doing dance for years, ever since I was little but I started taking ballet seriously about 3 years ago and I went really fast with it and now it’s the main thing I focus on.
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I currently dance at Astrid Audet Academy of Ballet, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the training is amazing and I really love it there.
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I have been on pointe for about 2 1/2 years
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I currently wear Russian Pointe Ruben, and I love them. They have practically been the only shoe I have been in.
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
I got involved in ballet, because one of my friends invited me to come to the studio and take a class and I went on from there.
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
My favorite variation hands down would be fairy doll, I just love it and I think it’s so pretty.
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
My dream company to work for is probably ABT or San Francisco Ballet.
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
My favorite memory in ballet would have to be the ABT summer intensive. It was the best experience in my career and I learned so much, I absolutely loved it.
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
Some of my ballet role models are Tia Wenkman, Isabella Boylston, and Katherine Morgan
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
The best advise from a teacher really has to be to not compare my self to others, I have a really bad problem with doing that and all it does is just bring me down but when I focus on myself I do better.
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Definitely a classical tutu
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
In my free time, I like to go out with my friends and/or mom and do things, I stretch a lot, and I just started gyrotonics and I really enjoy that as well.