Stanisław Węgrzyn – The Royal Ballet, London
beautiful people…
…there where passion becomes air…

…why did you  choose balet?

Ballet is a profession in which I can truly express myself.

…have you ever thought about anything else?

No, there wasn’t time for anything else.

…how does your normal day look like? (before quarantine and now)

I use to start my day around 10am when my muscles wake up after good night sleep and performing previous night. Morning class is a routine and most important in preparation for a day. It is only after balet class when my body is ready to take daily challenges, rehearsals and stage performances. In the wide pallet of The  Royal Ballet’s repertoire the dancer is able to rehearse for three different productions usually classical repertoire and perform another in the evening show. Very demanding is that you have to stay concentrate at all times in case you won’t have time to repeat what you’ve just rehearsed. In the preparation for the performance the dancer needs time to get zone of complete character focus determination and stay in it until last curtain goes down. By then the body’s exhausted and ready to recover for the next day. Life of a dancer in big company could be compared to taking part in a Olimpic Games, constantly seeking for perfection.

…what gives you inspiration and motivation in difficult moments?

Essential motivation is Music, but also big ingredient to stay motivated is example of your colleagues at work! It isn’t hard to find inspiration. Just look around and see beauty in people, nature or architecture…

…what do you value the most in your life?

People I’m surrounded with. Sometimes I don’t  realize what a big part of my life they are.

…what do you value the most in you?

The determination of becoming better self.

…what is your dream?

To perform in my highest possible potential with someone I love.

…inspiration thought or quote for other people:

„Everything is beautiful when you look at it with love.”

…what is your favourite ballet and why?

I have few but I would pick Giselle as it is emotionally and technically demanding.