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?
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
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?
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”?
Q15: Classical or 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