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