I had the chance recently to ask Paige Hollings some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Paige is a fantastic dancer, she takes to the stage with grace and elegance. Her passion for ballet is fantastic. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started ballet when I was three years old
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I currently dance at Tanya Pearson Academy.
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
4 years now
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I currently wear Bloch Sonata pointe shoes.
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
My mum enrolled me when I was three and I just loved it.
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
: My favourite variation is Lilac Fairy
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
I’m not sure at the moment
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
A favourite memory would be performing on stage for the first time
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
My ballet role models are my current and past teachers
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
The best advice is to keep following my dreams.
Q11: Advise you’d give a young version of yourself?
To trust yourself and your journey
Q12: Best thing about being a ballerina?
The friends you get meet, performing on stage, and getting to do what I love everyday!
Q13: Hardest thing about being a ballerina?
The hardest thing about being a ballerina is pushing through when my muscles and feet are so sore.
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’ve never had days where I’ve ever wanted to stop or try something else, I’ve always loved ballet
Q15: Classical or romantic tutu?
Classical tutus are my favourite
Q16: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?
Thankfully I’ve never suffered from a serious injury
Q17: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
I love to spend time with my friends and walk my dog.