Q&A With Dutch Ballerina Ella-Joy Boog

I recently had the chance to ask Ella-Joy some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Ella-Joy is a phenomenal dancer, she graces the stage with amazing beauty and poise. Her passion for ballet is incredible. Below are her responses

Q1: When did you start ballet?

When I was only four years old

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

Codarts Rotterdam

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

About seven year now

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I wear grishko’s they are my favorite

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

By watching Angelina ballerina

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

The Cupid variation from Don Quixote

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

I don’t have a preference I would be so happy if any company would want me later

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

Just being on stage

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

Salome Leverashvili and Timothy van Poucke

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

To enjoy everything that comes onto your path

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

It’s okay to sometimes feel a little down , you’ll get back in there and be even better and stronger

Q12: Best thing about being a ballerina?

Giving joy and to inspire people

Q13: Hardest thing about being a ballerina?

Having to leave behind a lot of things , it’s worth it tho 😉

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”?

I had those days but then I watched a ballet movies and videos online and then I got all my power back , I thought yes this is what I’m working for this is what I want to become

Q15: Classical or romantic tutu?

 I love romantic tutus

Q16: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?

Not really bad injuries thankfully but I did have shin splints about two years ago

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

I love to draw , paint and spend time with loved ones.

Categories: Ballet

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