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.