Q&A With Australian Ballerina Jasmine Gruar

I had the chance recently to ask Jasmine Gruar some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Jasmine is a fantastic dancer, she graces the stage with great poise and grace. Her passion for ballet is incredible. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

When I was six years old

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

Ballet Theatre Australia!

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

3 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Bloch Heritage

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

I loved watching ballet on tv, and my nana and mum would love watching me dance at home

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

So many to choose from! I love the flute variation from Suite en Blanc

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

Australian Ballet!

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

Doing comps with my amazing friends last year, we would have so much fun

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

So many! I love Maria Khoreva, Misty Copeland, Svetlena Zhakarova, Marianela Nunez, and Natalia Osipova

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

Always show who you are on stage, and why you are a dancer

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

Never hold back and take every opportunity you can!

Q12: Best thing about being a ballerina?

The discipline on working every tiny movement to its maximum capacity, it takes years to get right.

Q13: Hardest thing about being a ballerina?

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”?

Definitely! Especially while working from home some days I have been a bit unmotivated, but then you remember why you dance and how much you love it.

Q15: Classical or romantic tutu?

I love classical Tutus, but romantic are gorgeous

Q16: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?

Not a serious injury, but I’ve had a few little niggles that have required me to sit out for a bit

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

I love modeling!

Categories: Ballet

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