A beautiful dancer (with VERY beautiful feet) she was excited to have fairy lights plaited into her hair and dance behind a bamboo bush, the perfect model for me to work with.
and thank you Katie!
I started taking ballet lessons when I was 3.. when I was about 5 I started studying at the Ballet Academy of Texas in Coppell, TX with Lisa Slagle, Thomas Nicholson, and Jenny Johnston. When I was 15, I received a full scholarship to the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre where I studied with Franco DeVita, Raymond Lukens, Lupe Serrano, Kate Lydon, Susan Jaffe, Jessica Lang, Martine Van Hamel.
So have you always wanted to dance?
I've definitely always wanted to dance. It has been my passion ever since I was little and can't picture myself doing anything else. However, if I wasn't dancing, I would definitely be doing something that involved sports. Maybe I'd be a newscaster for espn! I'm obsessed with (American) football and all things sports, really. My favorite team: The Dallas Cowboys.
To relax I enjoy reading, watching movies, going to a yoga class, and playing with my kitty. I love music. Some favourite bands are The Civil Wars, Kings of Leon, Fleet Foxes, Haim, Cold War Kids, Grizzly Bear, Mumford and Sons, Muse, Walk the moon. I also loveee country music. . . Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Eli young band, Eric Church (and tons more!)
My Favorite books are Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, and The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.
It has to be have been performing in American Ballet Theatre's 2010 Opening Gala at the Metropolitan Opera House. I performed in Edwaard Liang's Ballo Per Sei, along with 5 other dancers. It was incredible to dance on such a large, stunning stage in front of a completely sold out house. It's an experience I will never forget.
What’s on the cards for next season?
Next season, I will be joining the Boston Ballet!
And of course the most important question?! Which is your favourite Designed by Alice ballet skirt ?
The medium wrap skirt in the lovely eisblume and bloom patterns!