Q&A With American Ballerina Charlotte Westman

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

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