Originally from Paris, meet Company Apprentice, Angelin Carrant. Angelin danced with KCB II last season but this is his first season as a member of Kansas City Ballet.
Q: TELL US WHY YOU BECAME A DANCER.
A: My mother actually made me take my first few ballet classes. I started to really enjoy it when I took classes with more male dancers. From then on I knew I wanted to be a ballet dancer.
Q: WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO WHEN YOU ARE NOT DANCING?
A: I like to relax and listen to music. Music is a little therapeutic for me, or I’ll play video games.
Q: WHAT IS SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE WOULDN’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
A: That I’m French and Taiwanese.
Q: WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE A PROFESSIONAL DANCER WITH A BALLET COMPANY?
A: It’s pretty incredible. This is my first year as an actual ballet dancer in a company and I’m thrilled to be able to call myself a professional dancer.
Q: WHAT WAS THE BEST LIFE ADVICE YOU EVER RECEIVED?
A: Some of the best advice I’ve gotten is to simply breath and relax a little. I’m very uptight and stiff when I dance.
Top Photo by Brett Pruitt & East Market Studios