I had the opportunity recently to ask Emilee Blake some questions about her incredible journey as a ballerina. Emilee is a phenomenal dancer, she graces the stage with poise and grace. Her passion and dedication to ballet is unmatched. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I have been dancing since the age of 10 but have only don’t ballet for 4 years
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I currently train at Ballettshule Theatre Basel in Switzerland
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I stared pointe work when I was 13 so for 3 years
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I wear Freed Studio Professionals
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
I got into a school called John Curtin were I had auditioned for the dance program but couldn’t make the final round cause I was sick so I had to go to the ballet audition and I ended up getting in so that’s when I decided to start ballet.
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
Swan Lake Odette Variation
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
Definitely Dutch National as they take tall dancers and it is an amazing company
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
When I was performing at Yagp New York Finals
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
Definitely Svetlana Zakharova and Sylvie Guillem
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
Train everyday harder then before and believe and achieve your end goal
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
I love hanging out with friends, swimming in the river and eating ice cream 😂 ❤️