I had the chance recently to ask Georgia Willshire some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Georgia is an excellent dancer, she graces the stage with elegance and beauty. Her love for ballet is amazing. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
When I was 2 years old
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
Kim Harvey School of Dance in Canberra
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
Almost 2 years
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I wear Bloch Synthesis
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
My parents enrolled me
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
Getting my award into an Intensive course of my choice from the Royal Ballet
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
Claudia Dean and Marianela Nunez
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
Dance schools look for potential not show offs
Q11: Advise you’d give a young version of yourself?
Hard work beats talent
Q12: Best thing about being a ballerina?
Q13: Hardest thing about being a ballerina?
The competitive aspect of dance
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. Ballet is extremely hard and very easy to just ‘give up’ but with a positive mindset, you can stay optimistic
Q15: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q16: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?
Q17: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
I like exercising and being outside. I also like spending time with my friends and family 🤍