Q&A With American Ballerina Jayne Naylor

I had the chance recently to ask Jayne Naylor some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Jayne is a phenomenal dancer, she takes to the stage with grace and beauty. Her passion for ballet is incredible. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

Age 10

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

Hudson Conservatory of Ballet

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

3 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Suffolk Solo

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

My grandma and mom took me to a ballet movie and I fell in love so we searched for a studio that was strictly ballet

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

Fairy doll

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

Boston Ballet!!!

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

Right before going on stage to perform

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

Dusty button, Julia Doughy, Skyler Brant & Ted Kivit

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

. Don’t let anybody stand in the way of your dreams

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

It will get better

Q12: Best thing about being a ballerina?

You feel unique and feel like you have something to express yourself with

Q13: Hardest thing about being a ballerina?

The bullies and the people that try to discourage you

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, lots of times in the beginning of my ballet years. However, I always looked forward to my dream of being a professional ballerina and that meant more to me than anything else.

Q15: Classical or romantic tutu?

Classical tutu!

Q16: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?

I almost tore my ACL

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

I like to workout and play with my puppy.

Categories: Ballet

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