Ballet

Q&A With American Ballerina Virginia Archer

I recently had the chance to ask Virginia Archer some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Virginia is an amazing dancer, she graces the stage with incredible poise and grace. Her passion and love for ballet is amazing. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

9 years old

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I currently dance at Diane Partingtons

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

Almost 5 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I currently wear Freed Classic pro. My favorite makers are Castle, Z and V maker.

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

My family loves Ballet, so at 5 years old I went to see a ballet company perform Nutcracker and I absolutely loved it.

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

My favorite ones would have to be Aurora act 1 variation and white swan act 2.

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

I would love to work for any European ballet company but I absolutely love Dutch national, Paris opera, or Royal Ballet.

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

My favorite memory was probably being asked to be Cinderella. This was my first time being a principal in a full length Ballet.

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

I absolutely love Anna Ol from Dutch, Sara Lamb from Royal and Svetlana Zakharovabt from Bolshoi

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

Always Dance your fullest no matter what you are doing. Because it can always help you for the stage.

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

Classical

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

I love to swim, read and ride my bike during my free time.

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