Q&A With Australian Ballerina Paige Hollings

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.

Categories: Ballet

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