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?
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
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