I had the chance recently to ask Georgia Rose some questions about her journey as a ballerina. She takes to the stage with incredible beauty and poise. Her passion for ballet is incredible. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started ballet at 6 years old
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I currently dance at Classical Ballet 121 with Gilly Revie
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I have been on pointe for 5 years
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I am currently wearing Merlet Cloe point shoes
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
My best friend did ballet and I watched her perform Nutcracker and I wanted to dance like her
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
I don’t have a favourite variation. It depends whether I want to dance something that will challenge me or a variation that suits my style. I am constantly trying to make myself more versatile
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
I would love to work with a company that will appreciate me and love my dancing. I like to be open to any opportunity’s that will be thrown at me and I have found it has taken me to unexpected places
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
Some of my favourite moments in ballet is when you get completely lost in the music and performance on stage. I also love when you can feel the energy of your peers in a group performance
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
My inspiration can change daily, sometimes it’s my teachers, friends or music. Or sometimes it’s company dancers. This week I have been inspired by Skylar Brandt
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
Best advice I have been given is to pretend that everyday is an audition and performance
Q11: Advise you’d give a young version of yourself?
I would tell my younger self to enjoy the journey and the unexpected can be a good thing
Q12: Best thing about being a ballerina?
The best part of being a ballerina is getting to do what you love everyday
Q13: Hardest thing about being a ballerina?
I believe the hardest thing about being a ballerina is the pressure we put yourself under and never feeling good enough some days
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”?
There are certainly days that are hard and everyone has them. But I never wanted to be like everybody else. I think it’s good to have interest in other careers but dance has always been number 1 for me.
Q15: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q16: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?
I am lucky to not have a serious injury yet, I take pride in fuelling my body, strengthening and recovering
Q17: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
In my free time I love being with my friends, going to the beach.