Q & A with IDA Instructor Taylor Grace
Q: When did you start dancing?
A: I started dancing when I was three years old at the Glen Falls Ballet and Dance Center.
Q: How old were you when you realized you wanted to be a ballet teacher?
A: I have always enjoyed teaching but I finally realized I wanted to do it as a career during my junior year of college. I learned a lot about teaching in the courses I took and immediately became passionate about it.
Q: What is your favorite ballet step?
A: My favorite ballet step is a pique turn! I love turning and moving very quickly.
Q: What role would you most like to dance that you haven’t yet performed?
A: I would love to perform any part in Western Symphony! It is my favorite Balanchine ballet and the costumes are amazing!
Q: What dancer do you most admire?
A: I admire Tiler Peck. She is a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet. I love watching her because she adds a certain new flair to every new role she performs.
Q: Other than ballet what is your favorite style of dance?
A: My favorite style of dance besides ballet is jazz. I only took jazz up until I was twelve but I loved it!
Q: If you were not a dancer what would you want to be?
A: If I were not a dancer I would enjoy being an event planner!
Q: What was your favorite subject in school?
A: My favorite subject in school was math. It’s kind of like a puzzle but with numbers and I think it just makes sense!
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