Q&A With Australian Ballerina Hannah Mccloughan

I had the chance recently to ask Hannah Mccloughan some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Hannah is a fantastic dancer, she takes to the stage with incredible poise and elegance. Her passion for ballet is fantastic. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started ballet when I was 11

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I currently dance at premiere studios

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

This is my third year en pointe

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I wear energetiks encore pointe shoes

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

Most of my friends danced so I started for fun

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

Kitri act 3 from don quixote

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

I would be honoured to go anywhere but I love John kranko, Hamburg and English national

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

Probably my first time en pointe

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

I have many ballet role models but I absolutely adore Marianela Nunez, Sylvie Guillem and Svetlana Zakhrova

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

To keep going no matter what.

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

To take risk and to make the most of every class

Q12: Best thing about being a ballerina?

That I get to do what I love everyday

Q13: Hardest thing about being a ballerina?

Being rejected or having a bad day

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”?

Sometimes but I alway remind myself that this is what I love and that I am very lucky to get this opportunity

Q15: Classical or romantic tutu?


Q16: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?

Yes, I broke my foot about two years ago

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

I love to watch people dance and see how they interpret movement.

Categories: Ballet

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