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Friday, June 14, 2024

20 questions with Connor Gnam

In the latest of our ongoing series, this week we pose our 20 questions to Ballet BC dancer Connor Gnam.

Meet Connor Gnam

Born and raised in the Vancouver area, Connor completed his professional training at Arts Umbrella. He then spent a season working with Ballet Kelowna, before moving back to Vancouver to join Ballet BC. Personal highlights as a dancer with Ballet BC include performing works by great choreographers, including William Forsythe, Crystal Pite, Jorma Elo, Itzik Galili, George Balanchine, Gioconda Barbuto and Medhi Walerski, among others. Connor is excited to be in his 8th season with Ballet BC and thrilled to be working in one of the most beautiful places on earth. You can read Connor’s blog at and follow him on Twitter @connorgnam.

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20 Questions with Connor Gnam

1. Your first job.

Ballet Kelowna.

2. The job you always wanted as a child.

Dinosaur tamer or pro basketball player … but mostly dinosaur tamer.

3. Your pet peeve.

Sticky surfaces and sticky hands.

4. Your hero.

Well definitely my parents, but also Bob Ross … that guy taught me stuff!

5. Your biggest indulgence.

Right now … birthday cake flavour doughnuts from Tim Hortons … yikes!

6. One thing no one knows about you (and you’re willing to share).

I’m severely allergic to Kiwi fruit.

7. Three things you would want with you on a deserted island.

A Genie in a bottle that could grant me three wishes, my girlfriend, and a solid supply of clean socks.

8. The one word your best friend would use to describe you.

Probably “ridiculous”.

9. If you were not a performer what would you be doing right now?

Trying to take over the world … or maybe something awesome like a forrest ranger.

10. Hero or villain.


11. Your life’s motto/mantra.

Nothing is ever too hard to at least try.

12. Your favourite kind of dance (classical or contemporary).

Walking Mad, Johan Inger.

13. The last movie you watched.

The Ugly Truth … thank you Taylor.

14. If you were a breakfast cereal what breakfast cereal would you be?

They don’t make them anymore, but remember frosted Cheerios?! Why you ask? Because I’m that pale.

15. What will it say on your grave marker?

“Solid run bro”.

16. Who would you most like to have dinner with?

Obviously my girlfriend. But also if it could be anyone alive or dead, let’s put Maurice Ravel, Micheal Jackson, Kurt Cobain, and Bill Murray in a room together, serve some food and see what comes up. Bill Murray is a little random I know, but I feel he’d just be a good addition.

17. Your idea of happiness.

Christmas Eve.

18. If you could go back in time, what would you tell your twenty year old self?

Relax Bra, things turn out great!

19. The one thing in your life that makes you most proud.

Sometimes I go a whole day without drinking a cup of coffee … like the WHOLE day!

20. Pirouette or fouette?


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