I recently had the chance to ask Charlotte Westman some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Charlotte is an excellent dancer, she graces the stage with incredible poise, elegance and grace. Her passion and dedication for ballet is amazing. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
4 years old
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
Almost 4 years
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
Freed Classic Pro 90 Maker L
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
I don’t really know, my mom put me in it and I have done it ever since then
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
I have so many! But I really like La Fille m’a Gardé and Lilac Fairy from Sleeping Beauty
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
I would love to work for New York City Ballet or San Francisco Ballet
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
I don’t really have one but I do remember when I found out I was going on pointe I was very excited!
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
Wendy Whelan, Misty Copeland and Victoria Jaiani and April Daily from Joffrey Ballet
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
Probably just to get out of my comfort zone and really go for it!
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
I love both so much I can’t decide!
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
I like to draw and take pictures