Ballet

Q&A With Australian Ballerina Georgia Willshire

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?

Esmerelda

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

Royal Ballet

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?

Everything !

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?

Both !

Q16: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?

No fortunately

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 🤍

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