Q&A With British Ballerina Poppy Frankel

I had the opportunity recently to ask Poppy Frankel some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Poopy is an incredible 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?

I started ballet at 18 months old but obviously only baby ballet!

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I dance at the Royal Ballet School

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I have been en pointe for 4 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I wear Bloch and Freed

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

My mum says that I was dancing before I could walk, whenever there was music on I would just start moving to the music! She took me to ballet classes and I’ve never looked back.

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

There are so many but I love Giselle Act 1, Odette Act 2 and all the Le Corsaire varations!

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

My dream is to work with the Royal Ballet Company

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

Every time I am performing on stage, it’s the absolute best feeling!

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

My absolute inspiration is Marianela Nunez, she is an incredible dancer and also a lovely person:)

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

Don’t let anyone tell you your not good enough and don’t let anyone make you feel down or come in the way of your dreams.

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

Classical, but I also love romantic!

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

Training vocationally you don’t get much free time so I’ll either be watching Netflix, sewing pointe shoes, shopping, finding cute little cafes and coffee shops, or spending time with my family and friends + my dog and cats:)

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