Q&A With Australian Ballerina Sie Bingham

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

Q1: When did you start ballet?

When I was 2

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

Tanya Pearson Academy

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

For 4 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Grishko 2007s and Repetto Alicia

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

From a young age I knew I wanted to dance. After trying out other styles like jazz and tap, I knew ballet was what I wanted to do

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

Medora act 3

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

Teatro Alla Scala

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

Being on stage

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

Marianela Nunez, Yasmin Naghdi, Svetlana Zakharova the list goes on

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

Be the music

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

Believe in yourself because you don’t know what the future can hold

Q12: Best thing about being a ballerina?

Being able to put a smile on someone’s face through movement

Q13: Hardest thing about being a ballerina?

Everything throughout ballet is very difficult. But perfecting lines and making your movement look effortless is really difficult

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”?

There have definitely been days where I have doubted myself but I don’t think I’ll ever think about quitting ballet

Q15: Classical or romantic tutu?

I prefer a Romantic

Q16: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?

I have had multiple injuries through my life but non of them were serious enough for me to stop ballet

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

I usually like to use my free time to let my body heal for the next day x

Categories: Ballet

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