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?
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
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?
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
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”?
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