Q&A With Australian Ballerina Georgia Rose

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?

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.

Categories: Ballet

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