I had an opportunity recently to ask Aurora Chinchilla some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Aurora is an amazing dancer, she takes to the stage with incredible poise and grace. Her passion for ballet is fantastic. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started ballet when I was 3, but I really committed to it when I was 10
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I currently dance at Boca Ballet Theater @bocaballettheater
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I have been on pointe for 4 years
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I currently wear @freedoflondon maker shoes
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
My mom put me and my sister in ballet classes when we were little. But I ended up loving it and continued to dance
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
There are so many wonderful variations! My top 3 favorite variations would be Gisselle Act 1, Paquita Etoile, or Satanelia
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
My favorite companies I would love to work for would be ABT or Royal Ballet
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
I have so many wonderful memories! My favorite memories are performing and meeting so many professional ballet dancers from many successful companies
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
There are so many inspiring ballerinas that I love! A few of my role models are: @cassieperlt @marianelanunezofficial @frankiegoeshayward @yasmine_naghdi
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
“There is no such thing as perfection, but we can strive to be close to perfect”
Q11: Advise you’d give a young version of yourself?
Don’t compare yourself to others if it makes you forget why you love what you do
Q12: Best thing about being a ballerina?
Being able to express feeling through movement and working hard to be the best
Q13: Hardest thing about being a ballerina?
Having to miss out on family events and moments with them can be really tough at times for me.
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 were times I doubted myself because I didn’t feel good enough. However, I just remind myself why I started ballet and why I love it and it keeps me going
Q15: Classical or romantic tutu?
Classical tutus 100%
Q16: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?
Thankfully I have not had any serious injuries.😌
Q17: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
When I am not dancing I have to do school… but I am almost always outside or at the beach in my free time.