Cupcakes & Conversation with Mara Galeazzi, Principal, The Royal Ballet
The Royal Ballet Company opens the Autumn season with Mayerling on 8th October at the Royal Opera House. Galeazzi is cast as Mary Vetsera on 12th & 16th October at 7.30pm and as Countess Larisch on 29th October & 2nd November at 7.30pm (please note that casting is subject to change).
What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ?
Start a new day.
Who would you most like to dance with ?
With a partner who respects me and has emotion on stage.
How do you prepare your pointe shoes ?
Sowing quickly and break them quickly.
What is your daily routine at the moment ?
Class at 10.30am until 11.45, then rehearsals from 12.00 until 6.30pm – on the day of the show sometimes until 5.30 – and then the performance from 7.30 …. home at 11.00pm.
You can ask six famous people to dinner – who would you invite ?
Mandela, Obama, Aung San Suu Kyi, DiCaprio, Audrey Hepburn, Dante Alighieri.
What would surprise people about you ?
That I’m interested about other people.
Who inspired you to dance ?
How would someone else describe you ?
That I’m a giving person in my art and life.
What is your best piece of advice ?
Victory goes to the one who has not thought of himself.
Which role has tested you the most & how ?
Anastasia from MacMillan (Sir Kenneth MacMillan)….everything that a woman has experienced in life.
If you designed your own stage costume, what would you create ?
A beautiful white chiffon dress.
What are you most proud of ?
My family and my husband.
Who would play you in the film of your life ?
What is your favourite quote ?
Respect and loyalty.
Do you have a secret skill which no-one knows about ?
I don’t have secret because I’m myself.