Ballet

Q&A With Australian Ballerina Amara Weaver

I had the chance recently to ask Amara Weaver some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Amara is an amazing 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?

I started when I was 9

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

The Queensland National Ballet school

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

Two years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Grishko 2007

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

My mum introduced me to dance when I was little

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

Cupid

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

San Francisco ballet

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

Queensland National Ballet School’s performance of the nutcracker 2019

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

Queensland Ballet ( Li Cunxin) and Dancers with Dogs

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

Dancers don’t forget, we are all training to be clean technical dancers but you need to be able to work with others and practice this

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

Keep working hard, setting new goals and always be great full for the small wins

Q12: Best thing about being a ballerina?

There are lots of amazing things about being a ballerina but my favourite thing is being able to dance on pointe and making it look effortless

Q13: Hardest thing about being a ballerina?

The repetition, hard work and all the hours in the studio

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 absolutely

Q15: Classical or romantic tutu?

Romantic tutu

Q16: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?

Thankfully no I have not

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

Catching up with friends, practicing makeup, shopping and lots more

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