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?
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.