Q&A With Australian Ballerina Lola Achurra

I recently had the chance to ask Lola Achurra some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Lola 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?

When I was 3

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

Rhythm Edge Dance Studios and Claudia Dean Coaching

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

2 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Energetics Saphire

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

When I was little I just kept asking mum if I could go dancing

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

Blue Bird

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

Queensland Ballet

Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?

Getting a 91 for my ballet exam

Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.

Claudia Dean and Dusty Button

Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?

Focus on yourself

Q11: Advise you’d give a young version of yourself?

If people tell you that you can’t believe in yourself because you can

Q12: Best thing about being a ballerina?

The challenges and learning to love yourself

Q13: Hardest thing about being a ballerina?

Staying focused on what you want

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”?

Yes definitely

Q15: Classical or romantic tutu?


Q16: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?

No not yet

Q17: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?

Shop and watch Netflix

Categories: Ballet

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