26 November 2013 at 12.15pm | 13 Comments
On Wednesday 4 December, Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae will be joining us for a live Q&A on Twitter at 5pm (GMT).
What we’ll be asking him is up to you, so send us your questions via the comments area below or on Twitter using the hashtag #AskStevenMcRae. You might want to ask him about his favourite roles, how he prepares before taking to the stage, or his thoughts on George Balanchine's Jewels – the work he's soon to perform with The Royal Ballet.
Steven has held the rank of Principal since 2009 and joined the Company in 2003. Born and raised in Sydney, his father was a drag racer and Steven retains a strong interest in motor racing. He began dancing at the age of seven after becoming interested in his older sister's dance classes and studied tap alongside ballet. This training has often been used by choreographers creating new works on him, such as the role of the Mad Hatter in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. In the coming Season he’s due to perform in The Nutcracker, Jewels, Giselle, Hansel and Gretel and The Sleeping Beauty, among others.
We’ll ask Steven a selection of your questions via the Royal Ballet from 5pm on the day, so make sure you follow us on Twitter before then. Recent Q&As include ‘twinterviews’ with The Royal Ballet’s Marianela Nunez and Thiago Soares, Gary Avis, Yuhui Choe and Lauren Cuthbertson, as well as singers Joyce DiDonato, Ermonela Jaho and John Tomlinson.
What would you like to ask Steven McRae?