Welcome to the latest in our ongoing series featuring the dancers of the 2014/2015 Ballet BC season. This week we ask dancer Racheal Prince our 20 questions.
Meet Racheal Prince
Racheal was raised in Wasaga Beach, Ontario and received her early training at the Quinte Ballet School under the direction of Brian Scott. She attended the School of Alberta Ballet’s Pre Professional Program with Murray and Nancy Kilgour and received the prestigious Ali Pourfarrokh scholarship. Racheal began her professional career with the Alberta Ballet Company where she danced for four years. She has performed works by William Forsythe, Crystal Pite, Itzik Galili, and Lar Lubovitch among many others. Her performance highlights include Jorma Elo’s 1st Flash, Emily Molnar’s In Between Disappearing and Becoming, William Forsythe’s Herman Shmerman and Kevin O’Day’s Face to Face. In her spare time, Racheal enjoys working on handmade items for her online store as well as biking around Vancouver with her boyfriend Peter. Racheal returns for her 8th season with Ballet BC.
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20 Questions with Racheal Prince
1. Your first job.
I had a summer job as a bus girl at my dad’s restaurant. I was 13 and had to help with my tuition to ballet school.
2. The job you always wanted as a child.
3. Your pet peeve.
I think its selfishness.
4. Your hero.
5. Your biggest indulgence.
Recently I have become addicted to manicures.
6. One thing no one knows about you (and you’re willing to share).
I made a dance to the Final Song of Jeopardy and was convinced that they used the tune of “I’m a little tea pot”. More specifically the ending “tip me over and pour. me. out. bom bom”.
7. Three things you would want with you on a deserted island.
A chicken, a rooster and a water purifier.
8. The one word your best friend would use to describe you.
9. If you were not a performer what would you be doing right now?
I might be working as an organizer of some type. I would also be designing clothing and accessories.
10. Hero or villain.
Half and half.
11. Your life’s motto/mantra.
Everything happens for a reason.
12. Your favourite kind of dance (classical or contemporary).
I loved dancing first flash.
13. The last movie you watched.
World War Z.
14. If you were a breakfast cereal what breakfast cereal would you be?
Special K Red Berry.
15. What will it say on your grave marker?
16. Who would you most like to have dinner with?
My best friend Misha who I haven’t seen in three years.
17. Your idea of happiness.
Happiness for me is completely stress free. Being with people I love and having a job that makes a difference.
18. If you could go back in time, what would you tell your twenty year old self?
To forget about what other people think. Not to have expectations but instead make the most of what you do have.
19. The one thing in your life that makes you most proud.
The fact that I made it. I became a dancer even when teachers told me it wouldn’t happen. After all the sacrifices made by me and my family, I did it.
20. Pirouette or fouette?
Pirouette that can be saved if needed by a fouetté.