I had the chance recently to ask Hannah Pearce some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Hannah is an excellent dancer, she graces the stage with incredible poise and grace. Her love for ballet is incredible. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
When I was 2
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
Tring Park school for the Performing Arts
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
Went to classes as a child at school
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
Aroura Act 3
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
I would love to work with Ballet Cymru
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
Getting to perform on stage with my friends
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
Yasmine Naghdi, Clare Calvert and Skylar Brant are huge inspiration to me!
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
Don’t take anything personally
Q11: Advise you’d give a young version of yourself?
Just go for it! You’ll be fine
Q12: Best thing about being a ballerina?
Getting to do what you love everyday and seeing hard work pay off
Q13: Hardest thing about being a ballerina?
Doing classes and rehearsal when you’re exhausted
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”?
Defiantly! But then I can never find anything else I would be willing to work for 😂
Q15: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q16: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?
I have torn ligaments in my left ankle three times!
Q17: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
I love cooking and reading!