We conclude our series featuring the stars of Ballet BC with Artistic Director Emily Molnar.
Meet Emily Molnar
Named the Globe and Mail’s 2013 “Dance Artist of the Year”, Emily Molnar is the Artistic Director of Ballet BC since 2009 where she continues to steer the unique company of 18 dancers into an era of innovation. Molnar is a graduate of the National Ballet School and a former member of the National Ballet of Canada, Frankfurt Ballet and Ballet BC. Molnar is an internationally respected and critically acclaimed dance artist, choreographer and teacher who has worked and toured extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Mexico, Canada and the US. Molnar currently serves as a Board of Director of the BC Arts Council, a committee member of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies Arts Based Initiative and is a former member of the Dance Advisory Committee of the Canada Council for the Arts.
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20 Questions with Emily Molnar
[dropcap]1[/dropcap]Your first job.
National Ballet of Canada.
[dropcap]2[/dropcap] The job you always wanted as a child.
[dropcap]3[/dropcap] Your pet peeve.
People trying to get on an elevator/train before letting people off.
[dropcap]4[/dropcap] Your hero.
People who care, people who laugh at themselves, people who dare to take risks.
[dropcap]5[/dropcap] Your biggest indulgence.
My sweet tooth.
[dropcap]6[/dropcap] One thing no one knows about you (and you’re willing to share).
Who is “no one”?
[dropcap]7[/dropcap] Three things you would want with you on a deserted island.
My imagination, access to food /water, a way out.
[dropcap]8[/dropcap] The one word your best friend would use to describe you.
[dropcap]9[/dropcap] If you were not a dancer what would you be doing right now?
Doing something else I love … but first taking a year to travel around the world.
[dropcap]10[/dropcap] Hero or villain.
[dropcap]11[/dropcap] Your life’s motto/mantra.
This moment will determine the next one. Cultivate it wisely.
[dropcap]12[/dropcap] Your favourite kind of dance (classical or contemporary).
Dance, dance, dance.
[dropcap]13[/dropcap] The last movie you watched.
Magic In the Moonlight– new Woody Allen
[dropcap]14[/dropcap] If you were a breakfast cereal what breakfast cereal would you be?
I don’t eat cereal.
[dropcap]15[/dropcap] What will it say on your grave marker?
[dropcap]16[/dropcap] Who would you most like to have dinner with?
My partner, but if he’s busy, I’d call Igor Stravinsky as I am working on his Rite of Spring!
[dropcap]17[/dropcap] Your idea of happiness.
[dropcap]18[/dropcap] If you could go back in time, what would you tell your twenty year old self?
Enjoy and trust.
[dropcap]19[/dropcap] The one thing in your life that makes you most proud.
I am curious to learn.
[dropcap]20[/dropcap] Pirouette or fouette?
How about a “petteouirf”?