Q&A With Australian Ballerina Siobhan Cooper

I had the opportunity recently to ask Siobhan Cooper some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Siobhan is an amazing, she graces the stage with incredible poise and grace, her passion for ballet is incredible. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

 Age 2 or 3 

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

VCASS The Victorian collage of the arts Secondary School 

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

 3 years 

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Gaynor Minden 

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

Mum put me in dance classes and I loved moving 

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

La Bayadere, 3rd Shade Variation

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

Bolshoi Ballet, John Cranko 

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

Wining ATOD Vic and Australians in 2018 for ballet 

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

Svetlana Zaharova, Misty Copeland, Isobella Dashwood 

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

A quote my teach told me… Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. 

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

To be free and not blend in stand out and be yourself. Don’t be Shy. 

Q12: Best thing about being a ballerina?

Being able to express your emotions through movement. 

Q13: Hardest thing about being a ballerina?

Negativity from others or self confidence. 

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”?

No I have always dreamed of becoming a ballerina and I have always worked hard to achieve that.  

Q15: Classical or romantic tutu?

Classical tutu 100%

Q16: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?


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

I have started a small business called fouetté blooms so I have been working on that. But I love to do lots of strengthening work.  

Categories: Ballet

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