I recently had the opportunity to ask Aitana some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Aitana is an amazing dancer, she is a dancer who has incredible poise and elegance, her passion and dedication to ballet is remarkable. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
When I was 3 years old
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I continue my preparation as a classical dancer at the Rosie Schottland Classical Ballet school
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
From a very young age I watched children’s ballet movies and I loved it! I asked my mom at 3 to take me to study ballet
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
Aurora III Act, Paquita
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
I’m Peruvian but I will love to continue studying in USA or Europe and I will work on a company there
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
There are several, when I played Clara in the nutcracker, when I represented my country in the Yagp (Canada) and in Tanzolymp (Germany) and when I graduated from the national superior school of ballet and when I won silver and bronze medals in the competition. International Dancing in Lima.
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
Melisa Hamilton, Svetlana Zarakhova, Jasmine Naghdi, Jurgita Dronina,
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
Never stop fighting and working
Q11: Advise you’d give a young version of yourself?
Always be myself
Q12: Best thing about being a ballerina?
Playing many roles and meeting wonderful people
Q13: Hardest thing about being a ballerina?
Q14: It seems like such hard work, did you ever have days growing up where you were like “ugh maybe I’ll just pick an easier career so I can be like a normal teenager”?
If it varies sometimes !! I have not lived a normal childhood or adolescence
Q15: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?
Q16: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
I enjoy with my family, my pet and my friends