Meet your Citie Ballet company! We asked a Citie Ballet dancer to share a selfie and some tidbits about her life in the company!
Introducing senior dancer with Citie Ballet, Lydia Redpath.
When You Were A Young Child, Did You Always Want To Be A Dancer?
I started dancing when I was two years old, so I don’t think I quite knew what I was getting myself into. For me, it was a love that just kept growing until eventually it became my career.
Top Three Most Important Items In Your Dance Bag?
Number 1 is deodorant, for sure. Next, I’d say extra strength Advil … followed by my pointe shoes.
Who Has Been Your Favorite Guest Choreographer To Come To Work With?
I’ve loved working with Alysa Pires while she’s choreographed with Citie Ballet. The way she can connect an audience with her movement style is very special and rewarding. The dynamics of her style and the mix of strength and delicacy needed are so fun to play with and perform.
Is There A Role You Dream Of Dancing?
As a young child, I always wanted to be Clara in the Nutcracker, and the year before I left for professional ballet school I had the chance to perform the role in Montreal. It is very exciting to get to revisit the role with Shumka this winter and see how far my dancing has come. As of now, I have no specific role I’d like to perform but hope to continue to collaborate with innovative artists.