Originally from Springfield, Ill., Allison Rainford joined Kansas City Ballet as a Trainee for the 2016-2017 season. This is her second season as a Trainee.
Q: how did you become a dancer? WHEN DID YOU START DANCING?
A: When I was 8, a friend let me try her pointe shoes on. After that I just had to dance, so my mom enrolled me in classes.
Q: what do you enjoy most about being a dancer?
A: Performing! There is a feeling you get on stage that you can’t find anywhere else.
Q: do you have hobbies or special interests?
A: I really enjoy cooking and baking. I just find them really relaxing, plus you have delicious treats when you’re done!
Q: What is something most people wouldn’t know about you?
A: I grew up on a farm.
Q: What do you enjoy most about kc and why?
A: I love the city! it’s a lot bigger than the town where I grew up, and I really like exploring it.