Miranda Dafoe came to Kansas City Ballet in 2015 as a Trainee. Now she is dancing in her second season with Kansas City Ballet’s KCB II.
Q: WHEN DID YOU START DANCING?
A: I started taking classes when I was 3 years old. I haven’t stopped since!
Q: what ARE PEOPLE MOST SURPRISED TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR JOB AS a dancer?
A: They are surprised by how many shoes we go through! I’m lucky to make two pairs last a week and they cost about $80-100 a pair!
Q: AS A PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE AS WELL AS ARTIST, WHAT MAKES UP YOUR DIET AND FITNESS ROUTINE?
A: I eat a lot of veggies and protein. My snack during rehearsal is always an RXBAR. And of course, I like to treat myself to dessert every once in a while! As far as fitness goes, I focus on cardio and core work at the gym.
Q: WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT KC?
A: I love that coming from San Francisco, KC has that “big city feel” as a small city.
Q: What is something most people wouldn’t know about you?
A: I’m half Russian!