Ballet

Q&A With American Ballerina Larenne Taylor

I had the opportunity recently to ask Larenne Taylor some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Larenne is a fantastic dancer, she graces the stage with incredible poise and elegance. Her passion for ballet is amazing. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started ballet when I was four years old at South Florida Dance Company

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I currently dance at St.Lucie Ballet

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I have been dancing on pointe for about five years now

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I wear Repetto La Carlotta

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

I first got involved with ballet when my older sister started doing it, so I gave it a try

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

My favorite variation is Juliet’s from Romeo and Juliet

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

I would love to work for Orlando Ballet or to become a Rockette

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

When I went to the Rockette’s mini intensive

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

My ballet role model is my former ballet teacher, Mr. Reinhard.

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

“Get comfortable being uncomfortable”. – Duncan Cooper

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

There is always another day, don’t beat yourself up about one bad day

Q12: Best thing about being a ballerina?

erforming and earning amazing opportunities

Q13: Hardest thing about being a ballerina?

Expecting perfection from yourself

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”?

Definitely, I still have those thoughts now

Q15: Classical or romantic tutu?

Romantic tutu for the win

Q16: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?

I have had a few twisted ankles, but nothing serious

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

I like to run, hang out with friends, and read.

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