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?
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
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?
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
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.
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?
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😂😊