Category: Ballet

Q&A With Australian Ballerina Hannah Mccloughan

I had the chance recently to ask Hannah Mccloughan some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Hannah is a fantastic dancer, she takes to the stage with incredible poise and elegance. Her passion for ballet is fantastic. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started ballet when I was 11

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I currently dance at premiere studios

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

This is my third year en pointe

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I wear energetiks encore pointe shoes

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

Most of my friends danced so I started for fun

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

Kitri act 3 from don quixote

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

I would be honoured to go anywhere but I love John kranko, Hamburg and English national

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

Probably my first time en pointe

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

I have many ballet role models but I absolutely adore Marianela Nunez, Sylvie Guillem and Svetlana Zakhrova

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

To keep going no matter what.

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

To take risk and to make the most of every class

Q12: Best thing about being a ballerina?

That I get to do what I love everyday

Q13: Hardest thing about being a ballerina?

Being rejected or having a bad day

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”?

Sometimes but I alway remind myself that this is what I love and that I am very lucky to get this opportunity

Q15: Classical or romantic tutu?

Classical

Q16: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?

Yes, I broke my foot about two years ago

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

I love to watch people dance and see how they interpret movement.

Q&A With Australian Ballerina Taylah Woodberry

I had the chance recently to ask Taylah Woodberry some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Taylah is an amazing dancer, she takes to the stage with incredible poise and elegance. Her passion for ballet is fantastic. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started ballet when I was 12 1/2

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I dance currently at Benedict Manniegel Ballet Academy in Munich, Germany

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I have been on pointe for 4 or 5 years now

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I wear energetiks pointe shoes

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

I started ballet because my friend was doing it and I immediately fell in love with it

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

I have a few favourites – Swan Lake pas de trois, Dulcinea variation from Don Quixote and Paquita 2 lead variation

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

I’m not sure what company I would love to work for yet.

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

I have too many great memories from ballet. But I love dancing with my best friends

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

Yasmine Naghdi, Fumi Kaneko, Neneka Yoshida, Mia Heathcote

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

My teacher drilled into my head that your the only person who can make you work your hardest to achieve your end goal/s

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

I would tell my younger self to say ‘yes’ to every opportunity that comes your way

Q12: Best thing about being a ballerina?

The best thing about being a ballerina is performing on stage and entertaining audiences. Plus you get to do what you love

Q13: Hardest thing about being a ballerina?

The hardest thing I found being a ballerina is the body image

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”?

I have had hard times and thought about quitting but I remember that this what I love and it makes me happy to do something that I enjoy

Q15: Classical or romantic tutu?

Classical, but I love both

Q16: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?

I actually haven’t suffered a serious injury, just minor ankle injuries

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

I love to spend time with my family and friends or go shopping.

Q&A With Australian Ballerina Kyle Yeo

I recently had the opportunity to ask Kyle Yeo some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Kyle is a fantastic dancer, she graces the stage with poise and grace. Her passion for ballet is amazing. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

When I was 3

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

At Qld national ballet and Queensland ballet

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

For about 3-4 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I wear grishko maya

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

When I was younger my mum put me in ballet cause I was fidgety

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

Swan lake odete, blue bird and sleeping beauty act 3

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

Royal ballet or somewhere in Europe or overseas

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

The friends you make along the way is an amazing memory as well as when achieving a step you have been working on or performing on stage. There are lots of memories

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

Camilla something, Svetlana

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

I get lots of good advice I can’t specify one

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

You don’t always have to win

Q12: Best thing about being a ballerina?

Everything!

Q13: Hardest thing about being a ballerina?

What the teachers expect from you and body image

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”?

Sometimes that occurs but I think of all the hard work that has already gone into it I don’t wanna just quit. I still have a teenage life. Just a little different

Q15: Classical or romantic tutu?

Ooo both

Q16: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?

No

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

I like to hang out with family and friends and watching Netflix and shop ahha

Q&A With British Ballerina Hannah Martin

I had the opportunity recently to ask Hannah Martin some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Hannah is a phenomenal dancer, she graces the stage with incredible poise and beauty. Her passion for ballet is amazing. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I think I started ballet at 2 or 3, only very basic steps and rhythms but I knew from that moment that dance was going to be a big part of my life

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I am currently in my graduate year of training at the Elmhurst Ballet School

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I bought my first pair of pointe shoes on my 12th birthday 🙈

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

So pointe shoes have been a little bit of a journey for me this year. I was wearing the Cloe Merlet shoes for a long time, but then my teacher suggested that I try a few others to see if they better suited my feet. I tried the Grishko 2007s but I found they were quite loud and very hard. At the moment I’m trialing the Bloch Graces, but I still haven’t decided whether they are the Cinderella slipper for my feet yet

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

My mother took me to lessons when I was a little girl. She had such an appreciation for the art form being a former dancer herself that I guess it rubbed off on me

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

This is a really hard one, as so many variations come to mind. I love the simplicity and the music of the Dying Swan, whenever I watch it, the mix of emotion and notes of the composition brings tears to my eyes. But contrastingly I also really love the stronger characters in ballet such as Kitri and Esmeralda. When I dance these variations I feel so empowered as a dancer

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

In the crazy times we are in, to land a contract with any company would be a dream come true. I do really love all the British companies and their rich heritages

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

It’s difficult to say what my favourite memory in ballet is when there has been so many. One that comes to mind is the first time I performed as a Principal Dancer with the Southern Youth Ballet in their production of “Pineapple Poll” at age 14. I remember how alive I felt when I performed on stage! It was a revelation to me. That was the moment I realised performing was what I wanted to pursue

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

Again, this question has so many answers, but I love Marianela Nunez and Natalia Osipova. Their strong physiques and beautiful artistic qualities are so inspiring to me as an aspiring professional

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

I am so grateful for all the input each one of my teachers and former rhythmic gymnastics coaches have put into my progression as a dancer and as a person. Perhaps the best advice I have ever received is to just relax. Not in the physical sense as we are athletes we must always work hard, but mentally. Don’t stress out about everything that could go wrong! Think about what could go right. God always has a funny way of working everything out, it’s not always the way you had planned it, but usually it’s something better then you had even imagined

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

I think I would go along similar lines. Don’t be so stressed about the future. The future will take care of itself, just keep your head down and keeping working hard, enjoy every second of the journey!

Q12: Best thing about being a ballerina?

Officially I am not a ballerina yet as that title only goes to the incredible Principal dancers of this earth 🙈. But as a ballet student it is hard to note just one thing that I love about it. Perhaps the performance side is my favourite part. Not only is it exhilarating, it also gives you the chance to display all the hard work you have done behind the scenes

Q13: Hardest thing about being a ballerina?

The hardest part of being a ballet student is the long and at times tedious hours it takes to work and refine the technique. I love the work and I wouldn’t have it any other way, but there are some days where I am both physically and mentally exhausted and I struggle to push through. Often in these moments is where I find the most strength and grow the most as a dancer

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”?

I’ve never really lived what some might say a “normal life”. Being homeschooled till 16 and going through education somewhat unconventionally. Yes, there are sometimes days that I wake up and don’t want to work hours in the studio, but rarely do I think I ever want a “normal life”. I honestly don’t know what I would do with myself 😂. Dance is a part of who I am, and I enjoy the hard work and dedication of it. It is an art form that is so difficult but so incredibly rewarding

Q15: Classical or romantic tutu?

Definitely Classical, I love the definitive, clean finish it gives

Q16: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?

Luckily I haven’t had any major injuries throughout my training so far. Yes, I may have had a few sprains or pulled muscles here or there, but nothing that has taken me off my feet for more then a couple of weeks

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

When I am not dancing I enjoy creating YouTube videos for my channel, cooking yummy healthy recipes and writing poetry. I also do enjoy Netflix at the end of the day to relax my brain after all the hours of training.

Q&A With American Ballerina Aurora Chinchilla

I had an opportunity recently to ask Aurora Chinchilla some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Aurora is an amazing dancer, she takes to the stage with incredible poise and grace. Her passion for ballet is fantastic. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started ballet when I was 3, but I really committed to it when I was 10

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I currently dance at Boca Ballet Theater @bocaballettheater

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I have been on pointe for 4 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I currently wear @freedoflondon maker shoes

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

My mom put me and my sister in ballet classes when we were little. But I ended up loving it and continued to dance

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

There are so many wonderful variations! My top 3 favorite variations would be Gisselle Act 1, Paquita Etoile, or Satanelia

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

My favorite companies I would love to work for would be ABT or Royal Ballet

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

I have so many wonderful memories! My favorite memories are performing and meeting so many professional ballet dancers from many successful companies

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

There are so many inspiring ballerinas that I love! A few of my role models are: @cassieperlt @marianelanunezofficial @frankiegoeshayward @yasmine_naghdi

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

“There is no such thing as perfection, but we can strive to be close to perfect”

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

Don’t compare yourself to others if it makes you forget why you love what you do

Q12: Best thing about being a ballerina?

Being able to express feeling through movement and working hard to be the best

Q13: Hardest thing about being a ballerina?

Having to miss out on family events and moments with them can be really tough at times for me.

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”?

There were times I doubted myself because I didn’t feel good enough. However, I just remind myself why I started ballet and why I love it and it keeps me going

Q15: Classical or romantic tutu?

Classical tutus 100%

Q16: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?

Thankfully I have not had any serious injuries.😌

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

When I am not dancing I have to do school… but I am almost always outside or at the beach in my free time.

Q&A With American Ballerina Siera Millaudon

I had the opportunity recently to ask Siera Millaudon some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Siera is a phenomenal dancer, shes takes to the stage with poise and elegance, her love for ballet is incredible. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started ballet when I was 3 years old

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I dance at Kwak Ballet Academy (Las Vegas Ballet Company)

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I have been en pointe for about 5 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I currently wear Capezio Ava pointe shoes

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

I first got into ballet because my parents were involved in performing of some sort, and I expressed interest from a young age

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

My favorite variation is Esmeralda

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

I want to become a circus artist and dancer, and I would love to work with Cirque du Soleil and bring dance and circus together

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

My favorite moment in my ballet life was probably last years Nutcracker, where I performed Sugar Plum with my company

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

My ballet role models are my dance teachers Yoomi Lee and Kyudong Kwak. I also grew up watching Miko Fogarty, and although she has gone on a different career path than ballet, her passion for whatever she does has always inspired me

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

The best advice I’ve ever gotten was from one of my modern teachers, and she said to think of one thing you want to work on for yourself every class, and do it. It allowed me to focus on only myself and it helped me grow

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

I would tell my younger self to focus on her strengths, and that she deserves every opportunity she has gotten

Q12: Best thing about being a ballerina?

The best thing about being a ballerina is the joy I feel when I’m onstage.

Q13: Hardest thing about being a ballerina?

The hardest thing about being a ballerina is the mental stress. Dance is very competitive and it can be very hard yo not compare yourself to others

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”?

No, I’ve never had a day where I questioned my choice to go into performing. I’ve always known that I’d never be happy any other way, and although there are so many struggles, the thing that has kept me going is the fact that I know what I want. I know that I love performing, and I will do anything to get to where I want to be

Q15: Classical or romantic tutu?

Classic tutu

Q16: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?

I have had Sever’s Condition since I was about 8 years old, and it caused me to quit gymnastics because the pain was too bad. For certain periods of time throughout the past 6 years, I’ve been sitting out during jumps in class. There are some days where it hurts to walk, but there is no way to fix the condition. You simply have to grow out of it. I also tore my hip flexor a few years ago, and I recently discovered that I have scar tissue in both of my knees

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

When I’m not dancing, I’m usually doing circus, which is my other main passion. I also love to paint and make jewelry

Q&A With American Ballerina Landrie Adams

I had the opportunity recently to ask Landrie Adams some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Landire is an amazing dancer, she graces the stage with phenomenal grace and passion, her love for ballet is incredible. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started dance when I was three but got super serious when I was 7 years old

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I’m currently with Boston Ballet School and also Samantha Shelton BTP

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I’ve been on pointe for about 8 years now. Started when I eight years old currently 15

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Bloch Heritage pointe shoes

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

My sister started and my mum put me in it cause I also had so much energy. Then I feel in love with it

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

I love Gamzatti from la bayadere

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

Boston, San Francisco, Hubbard street, lines ballet, Ballet West, ABT. The list is endless

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

One of my solos I got to do was to dance for my uncle who was very sick at the time and it will forever be the greatest moment seeing him smile. Unfortunately he’s no longer with us he’s still watching over me

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

Katie Boren. She’s absolutely incredible. She is and does everything that I want to be when I’m older

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

Being a very technical dancer can only bring you so far. It’s what you feel and do with your gift that changes everything

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

Even when life gets a little rough keep fighting and doing what you love. Don’t be to hard on yourself, it’s the journey

Q12: Best thing about being a ballerina?

Being able to inspire others and just doing what I love everyday

Q13: Hardest thing about being a ballerina?

Missing out of other things. It’s a huge commitment and sometimes it’s hard to miss out on things

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”?

I think we all hit a point where we think that but I love what I do. I never wanna take anything else I would never want to do anything else

Q15: Classical or romantic tutu?

Both!!

Q16: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?

I had two stress fractures in my shin. The worst pain I have ever felt in my life. But I had the support of my family and my friends that got me through it

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

I LOVE singing and hanging with friends and family and boxing😊

Q&A With Australian Ballerina Lucinda Mann

I recently had the opportunity to ask Lucinda Mann some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Lucinda is a phenomenal dancer, she graces the stage with incredible poise and beauty. Her love for ballet is incredible. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started dance at roughly age 7 and ballet age 9

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

Currently I dance at VCASS

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I’ve been en pointe for 5 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I wear Bloch aspiration

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

I loved dancing around my living room when I was younger so my parents put me in dance. I started with more musical theatre before transitioning and finding my love for ballet

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

I have a soft spot for Esmerelda but I also love gamzatti

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

I would love to be in ENB or San Francisco, even Houston/ABT or NYCB

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

When I won Maybel Pryde at BTW, I just felt like all my hard work had been rewarded!

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

Darcy Bussel, Lucinda Dunn and Margot Fonteyn all inspire me

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

To take your failures as learning successes

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

Keep at It! and never compare yourself to others

Q12: Best thing about being a ballerina?

Always having something to work for and improve on.. and of course performing is amazing

Q13: Hardest thing about being a ballerina?

Motivation, always finding something to keep you going when things feel mundane

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!! I think its important to think of your future and also find a good dance and social life balance. Its ok to be a normal teen sometimes!!

Q15: Classical or romantic tutu?

Can I pick both!?

Q16: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?

I haven’t as of yet! I have had some minor injuries.. The worst I’ve had is an impingement in my ankle and a stress reaction in my foot also.

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

Spending time with my friends! going on brunch dates and SHOPPING !!!!

Q&A With Australian Ballerina Cassie Pace

I had the chance recently to ask Cassie Pace some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Cassie is a fantastic dancer, she takes to the stage with incredible grace and poise. Her love for ballet is fantastic. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

Started ballet at the age of 3

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

Ablaze Dance Academy

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

For around 5 years now

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Gaynor Minden

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

Before I could walk I always had an interest so my mum enrolled me at the very young age of 3

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

Esmeralda

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

Would love to work with Sydney Dance Company doing Contemporary

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

Always when I’m with my friends and working with my amazing teachers

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

Autumn Miller, Misty Copeland

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

‘No one’s perfect’

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

Believe in yourself because you’ve got this

Q12: Best thing about being a ballerina?

Learning new steps which allows me to always be challenging myself

Q13: Hardest thing about being a ballerina?

Not giving up and persisting continuously

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 100%! As I’m currently completing the HSC, there has been many difficulties when trying to prioritise school as well as dance and even till this day there’s always the question of ‘will I ever make it?’

Q15: Classical or romantic tutu?

Classical

Q16: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?

Torn a ligament in my foot is probably the most serious

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

I work between two casual jobs, in addition to studying for the HSC. Otherwise simply catching up with friends

Q&A With American Ballerina Lizzy Steward

I had the chance recently to ask Lizzy Steward some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Lizzy is a fantastic dancer, she takes to the stage with poise and elegance, her love for ballet is incredible. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

I started ballet when I was four years old at a local studio and loved dancing ever since

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

I dance at San Francisco Ballet School currently

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

I have been en pointe since I was eleven, so for about two years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

I wear Capezio pointe shoes, but in the past I have worn Bloch and Freed of London

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

I knew I wanted to dance professionally when I got into San Francisco Ballet School at nine years old

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

I love all the variations, but I especially like Tchaikovsky Pas and Harlequinade

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

I would love to work for any company, but my dream companies are the Mariinsky Ballet, Opéra National de Paris, ABT, and SF Ballet

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

My favorite ballet memories are during Nutcracker season at SF Ballet. There’s nothing quite like waiting backstage with my friends to perform in front of over 3000 people at the War Memorial Opera House

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

My ballet role models are Yuan Yuan Tan (@tanyuanyuansf), Skylar Brandt (@skylarbrandt), Sasha de Sola (@sashadesola), and so many more!

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

The best advice I’ve ever received from a teacher is to not compare myself to others. Each dancer is unique and has their own gifts and their own struggles that they’re dealing with

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

If I could give a younger version of myself advice, I would say not to be so hard on yourself. If you just keep working hard, you’ll reach your goals

Q12: Best thing about being a ballerina?

The best thing about being a dancer is being able to perform after lots of hard work. It is such a good feeling to go onto the stage knowing I’ve worked my hardest and I’ll be great

Q13: Hardest thing about being a ballerina?

The hardest thing about being a dancer is having to watch a video of myself. When I watch myself dance, I always focus on the little negative things that I need to fix instead of looking at my improvements

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”?

I never have days where I think “ugh maybe I’ll just pick an easier career so I can be like a normal teenager”. I love ballet because its challenges are so rewarding

Q15: Classical or romantic tutu?

I love both classical and romantic tutus, but if I had to pick, classical would probably be my favorite

Q16: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?

I have luckily never suffered a major injury, but I’ve had a few recurring, more minor ailments, like hip flexor tendinitis

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

In my free time, I write dystopian and fantasy novels, which I hope to publish soon.