Q&A With Australian Ballerina Paris Doyle
I had the opportunity to ask Paris Doyle some questions about her experiences as a ballet dancer. She is a phenomenal dancer who continues to strive for greatness, she’s such an elegant dancer poise and grace. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started when I was 4
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I’m currently dancing at Melbourne City Ballet
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I’ve been en pointe for 9 years
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I’m currently wearing Bloch European Balance ( I’ve recently changed to them, I think they’re the ones)
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
My mum put me into ballet classes because I used to prance around the house all the time
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
Grand pas classique
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
I would love to work for the National Ballet of Canada, or the Scottish Ballet
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
The first time I ever performed a full length ballet, it really set in stone for me just how much I loved to dance
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
I’m really inspired by Lucia Lacarra, her movement fluidity and lines are dreamy! Also Natalia Osipova, she is flawless!
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
Quality will always be more valuable then quantity, so take it slowly and perfect the smaller steps before leaping into the more complicated compilations.
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
I love too go to yoga and let my mind relax but I also love to spend time with my friends and family whether it be at home or out shopping