Q&A With Japanese Ballerina Kaoru Blanchot

I had the chance to ask Kaoru Blanchot some questions about her amazing journey as a ballerina. Kaoru is an incredible dancer, she graces the stage with beauty and poise. Her dedication and passion for ballet is amazing. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

12 years old

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

Tokyo in a ballet school

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

About 10 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Grishko

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

First, I went to a jazz dance lesson and the teacher recommended me I should dance ballet

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

Sugar Plum

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

Vaganova academy of Russian ballet

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

When I danced on stage with my husband

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

Alina Cojocaru, Evgenia Obraztsova

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

When on stage, the best is to be half nervous half calm

Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?

I prefer classical tutu

Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?

When I’m with my family and pets

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