I recently had the opportunity to ask Moa Andreasson some questions about her incredible journey as a ballerina. Moa is a phenomenal dancer, she graces the stage with incredible poise and elegance. Her passion and love for ballet is unparalleled. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started ballet at the age of 10.
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
At the Royal Swedish Ballet school in Stockholm. It’s a full time ballet school with dance & academics combined.
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I’d say I got my first pair of pointe shoes when I was 11 years old.
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I am currently wearing the Grishko 2007
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
So as a child I was very athletic and did swimming, track and field, I even tired figure skating- but no ballet or dance. When I was in third grade, my school watched a performance of a dance school which was actually meant to encourage kids to start dancing. Everyone in my class hated it. I remember being the only one who was amazed by the dancers on the stage. Their flexibility and simply what their bodies were able to do. I begged my mom to sign me up for the auditions to the school. She wasn’t too sure about it as I’d never been dancing before but eventually she did what I told her to do. Long story short, I did the auditions and got accepted to the school, The royal Swedish ballet school in Stockholm
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
Hmmmm that’s a good question. I think I’d say Medora variation from Le Corsaire.
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
There are many companies I’d love to work for (in fact any company that would take me) right now I am more interested in Dutch National, Les ballets de Monte-Carlo etc
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
Not really, although I really enjoyed performing the dying swan at my school last school year. It was really an honour and I loved working on that piece.
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
I would say that there are manyyyy people that inspire me.
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
I don’t really have an answer
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
I absolutely LOVE (and live) to travel. I also enjoy spending time with my family and my friends, I love to read and write too