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Q&A With American Ballerina Mackenzie Davis

I had the opportunity recently to ask Mackenzie Davis some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Mackenzie is a phenomenal dancer, she graces the stage with incredible poise and beauty, her passion for ballet is amazing. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

4 years old

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

Citydance School & Conservatory

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

6 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Gaynor Minden

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

My mom put me in it when I was young

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux variation or Odette act 2

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Dutch National Ballet, Carolina Ballet.. hard to pick!!!

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

Doing my first pas de deux on stage 🙂

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

Marianela Nunez, Maria Khoreva, Svetlana Zakharova

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

Probably to life up in your hips and not tuck them- helped my turnout so much!

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

Treat every dance class as an opportunity to improve

Q12: Best thing about being a ballerina?

To be able to do what I love everyday

Q13: Hardest thing about being a ballerina?

The PAIN haha and dealing with anxiety

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”?

Yes all the time!

Q15: Classical or romantic tutu?

Romantic I love romantic ballets 🥺

Q16: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?

Achilles tendonitis … never goes away 🙄

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

Working on my YouTube brand and dancewear business

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