I recently had the pleasure of asking one of my favourite dancers on Instagram Sofia Lutman some questions about her incredible journey as a ballerina. Sofia is a phenomenal dancer, she graces the stage with presence, poise and elegance, her dedication to ballet is unmatched and this passion for ballet is evident from the joy on her face when she dances, this joy is infectious. Sofia is also an incredibly kind and thoughtful woman. There is no doubt Sofia will reach her goals and go on to inspire other dancers around the world.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started ballet when I was 10 years old
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I train at the Academy of Russian Classical Ballet
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I have been dancing en pointe for 3.5 years
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I wear Gaynor Minden pointe shoes
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
I got involved in ballet when I was starting to love it more than competition dance
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
My favorite variation is Odalisque (third variation) and Black Swan (pas de duex variation)
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
I don’t have a particular company I would love to dance with but I am interested in companies with a diverse contemporary and ballet repertoire and a company that travels
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
My favorite memory in ballet is when I performed as Clara in the Nutcracker
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
My ballet role models are Isabella Boylston, Adiarys Almeida, and Sophie Miklosovic. They inspire me everyday with their dancing and words of wisdom
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
To date, the best advice I have received related to my desire to pursue dance as a profession is to work hard and smart, never give up on myself, my passion to dance and my dreams. My parents also provide me with the most solid, truthful & helpful advice.
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
When I am not dancing, I am stretching/working out. I also love to travel, cook and bake