Cupcakes & conversation with Tamara Rojo, Principal, The Royal Ballet
Who would you most like to dance with ?
I am very lucky, I dance with the partners I want to, but maybe one day I would love to share the stage with Mr. Baryshnikov.
How do you prepare your pointe shoes ?
With a lot of work. I sew them, varnish them, bang them, cut them….
What is your daily routine at the moment?
Very unpredictable. At this moment I’m flying from one continent to the other, at 3 day intervals, and performing in between.
You can ask six famous people to dinner – who would you invite?
Mats Ek, Vargas Llosa, Lars van Trier, Jude Law, Simone Veil, Placido Domingo.
What would surprise people about you ?
I am quite a funny person.
Who inspired you to dance ?
My first teacher, Lola Grande, and Lynn Seymour.
How would someone else describe you ?
How can I read their minds?
What is your best piece of advice ?
Work hard, travel, discover new ways..
Which role has tested you the most & how ?
I think plain roles like Aurora in Sleeping Beauty. I find it difficult to be inspired by them.
What is the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you ?
I am not a very funny person.
If you designed your own stage costume, what would you create?
What are you most proud of ?
My friends and family.
Who would play you in the film of your life ?
My life is still happening so the script is not finished yet and I hope it will be a long, long, long, one.
What is your favourite quote ?
“She is like caramel but not so sweet”