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Q&A: Send us your questions for Lauren Cuthbertson

The Royal Ballet Principal will answer a selection of your questions live on Twitter on 10 October.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

7 October 2013 at 11.56am | 12 Comments

**Update: Read Lauren's answers to your questions**

On Thursday 10 October, Royal Ballet Principal Lauren Cuthbertson will be joining us for a live Q&A on Twitter at 5pm.

What we’ll be asking her is up to you, so send us your questions via the comments area below or on Twitter using the hashtag #AskLondonBallerina. You might want to ask her about her favourite roles, how she prepares before taking to the stage, or her thoughts on Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet - the work she's soon to perform with The Royal Ballet.

Lauren has held the rank of Principal since 2008 and joined the Company in 2002. For Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Christopher Wheeldon created the role of Alice on Lauren, and a performance of the work was was captured on DVD. In the coming Season she's due to perform in Chroma, The Human Seasons, The Nutcracker, Jewels, Giselle, and The Sleeping Beauty. Off-stage, she's the patron of London Children's Ballet and National Youth Ballet as well as being a keen tweeter.

We’ll ask Lauren a selection of your questions via our feed from 5pm on the day, so make sure you follow us on Twitter before then. Recent Q&As include ‘twinterviews’ with singers Joyce DiDonatoErmonela Jaho and John Tomlinson as well as The Royal Ballet’s Marianela Nunez and Thiago Soares and Yuhui Choe.

What would you like to ask Lauren Cuthbertson?

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

7 October 2013 at 11.56am

This article has been categorised Ballet and tagged Q&A, Twinterview, twitter

This article has 12 comments

  1. what is your opinion about technique and ideal body physique?

  2. Carmen Lucia Murgel responded on 7 October 2013 at 2:45pm Reply

    What does "Giselle" mean to you?
    Do you like to dance with Nehemiah Kish? Why?

  3. Alyssa responded on 7 October 2013 at 4:34pm Reply

    Do you think that it's necessary to train at a pre-professional school affiliated with a big company in order to make it in a big company?

    How important is body type to Royal Ballet?

  4. Chandra responded on 7 October 2013 at 5:30pm Reply

    How does preparing for an abstract or plotless ballet differ from preparing for a story ballet?

    What roles would you like to dance in the future?

  5. Karen responded on 7 October 2013 at 8:07pm Reply

    Too many questions! but a few
    1. Have you ever wanted to choreograph something yourself? Do you think you ever will?
    2. What productions/dancers have influenced you the most?
    3. Do you have a favourite choreographer or choreographic style to dance/why?

  6. Stephen Hutchings responded on 8 October 2013 at 12:11pm Reply

    Hello Lauren
    You always put your life and soul into your performances and they look effortless and brilliant but do you suffer from any pre-performance nerves and if so how do you cope?

  7. Milly responded on 8 October 2013 at 7:42pm Reply

    What would you say to any aspiring dancer/ballerina?
    Also, would you say there is any requirements to become a principle?

  8. Madison Lee responded on 8 October 2013 at 8:32pm Reply

    1) What is a common mistake that you see in most dancers?

    2) Is there any hope for someone who is petite (under 5'0) and who is taking up ballet at 18 to become a dancer of any talent?

  9. Lydia responded on 8 October 2013 at 9:32pm Reply

    Hi Lauren,
    I would like to know what you first thought when you learned that you were named a Royal Ballet principal by the company's direction. Is there anywhere else where you would like to dance instead of the Royal Ballet? What do you like the most about yourself? Finally, who were your favorite dancers when you were younger and now?

    Thank you so much for answering to my *numerous* questions and I hope that you will continue to dance as well as you do!!!

  10. Greg responded on 9 October 2013 at 2:49pm Reply

    When taking on a new role (e.g. as with Juliet), does it help to have a definite idea of the nature and personality of the character prior to learning the choreography or can an understanding of a role only come when rehearsing the steps?

  11. Hello lauren:) If you could live anywhere in the world were would live and why? Also do you have lucky mascot for performances?Thank youxxx

  12. Maria responded on 10 October 2013 at 4:50pm Reply

    Hi Lauren, looking forward to seeing your R&J in a couple of weeks!

    My questions are:

    1. Which part of Romeo is your favourite to dance?
    2. Which current/ex RB dancers do you most admire?

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