I recently had the chance to ask Julia Conway some questions about her incredible journey as a ballerina. Julia is a phenomenal ballerina. She graces the stage with incredible poise and elegance, her passion and love for ballet is unparalleled. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started with baby ballet when I was about 3 years old. But I began more serious lessons when I was 9.
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I’m currently with the English National Ballet.
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I went on pointe when I was 9 years old. I’m now 18, so it has been about 9 years.
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I wear freed classic pros.
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
Growing up in London, my mother always took me to see the Royal ballet and English National Ballet. I always pictured myself onstage like the beautiful dancers I watched.
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
There are so many beautiful variations. Of the ones I have danced, I really like Aurora act 1.
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
I’m so lucky to be working in a company that I love. English National ballet has always been a dream of mine.
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
Dancing bluebird last June was very special for me because it was my first soloist role as a professional
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
I am so inspired by Marianela Nunez and Isabelle Guerin
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
To listen and take corrections while remaining true to my own way of moving and dancing. Not to get lost in what others want.
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
I like to go to museums, go out for meals with friends and play with my cats