Ballet

Q&A With American Ballerina Caroline Powell

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?

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.😊😂

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