I recently had the opportunity to ask Caroline Powell some questions about her jouney as a ballerina. Caroline is a fantastic dancer, she takes to the stage with incredible poise and elegance. Her passion and dedication to ballet is unmatched. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started dancing when I was two, but I seriously started to train in ballet at age ten
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I dance at The Dallas Conservatory
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I have been en pointe for 5 years!
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I currently wear Grishko 2007’s
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
I found my love for ballet after I attended my first summer intensive, abt young dancer in nyc when I was around ten. I’ve always done ballet but from that point my love for the art started to grow.
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
That is a very hard question but I would have to say Paquita etolie or Dulcinea from Don Quixote
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
My dream companies would have to be American Ballet Theater, The Royal Ballet, Or San Fransisco Ballet.
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
In 2013 at my old school I took a masterclass with Daniel Ulbricht with Lauren Lovette as his assistant. She stood next to me, gave me corrections and told me how much potential I had. She gave me hope and motivation, and now seeing where her journey has gone still gives me motivation.
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
A few dancers that inspire me include Isabella Boylston, Svetlana Zakharova, Olga Svirnova, Tiler Peck, and Laren Lovette. (All very different)
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
Don’t compare your journey to anyone else’s
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
In my free time i like to hang out with my friends and family, stretch, watch YouTube and Netflix, and I’m currently trying to learn to play the ukulele.😊😂