Senior Spotlight: India Pigues

May 5th, 2019

Senior Spotlight: India Pigues

India has been dancing for 10 years, and has spent the past 5 years with New Ballet Ensemble. Her favorite style of dance is Ballet. India will be attending Marymount Manhattan College in the fall and intends to study dance. 

Q: What advice would you give to a young dancer?

A: Always work hard no matter if the teacher is watching you or not. What makes you a good dancer is a good work ethic, and the ability to work hard when no one is watching is a quality that you should take pride in!

Q: What is your favorite memory at New Ballet?

A: Performing as Mother Ginger in Nut Remix and working with the little kids. It was one of my favorite memories and favorite roles because I got to get in touch with my silly side and have fun with the kids on stage. It was really great to make people in the audience laugh. It was a perfect part for me because I’m very funny and lighthearted, and that’s why I enjoyed it so much.

Q: What is your funniest memory at New Ballet?

A: CIRCLE TIME with Noelia! It’s always the best time during Flamenco class because Mrs. Noelia is like another “mom” in my eyes, and it’s just a time when you can share funny stories and talk to her. I really like that, and it’s fun as well!

Q: Why is New Ballet special to you?

A: [New Ballet] is my family. If I have an issue, I can go to the other students and my teachers about anything. If I have an issue, I can voice my opinions and not be judged, and I really like that. You really can’t find the sense of family at every school you go to, and I’ve found that here.

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