Ballet

Q&A With American Ballerina Sophie Gilpin

I recently had the chance to ask Sophie Gilpin some questions about her jounrey as a ballerina. Sophie is an excellent dancer, she graces the stage with incredible poise and grace, her passion and love for ballet is incredible. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

When I was 10

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I am about to start the year at Ellison Ballet

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

3 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Gaynor Minden

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

I went to a school that had recreational ballet classes and my teacher introduced me to a serious Russian teacher (Olga Pavlova)

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

White Swan

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

ABT

Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?

I loved performing the Vaganova Academy exams in March

Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.

Evgenia Obraztsova!!!!

Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?

“Focus on yourself. you should always be in competition with yourself only”

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

Classical

Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?

I like to make slime, read, and play with my cats😂😊

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