Columbia, South Carolina native, Sarah Joan Smith, joined Kansas City Ballet in 2016.
Q: WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE A PROFESSIONAL DANCER?
A: It’s exhilarating, fulfilling, inspiring and exciting but also tiring and taxing emotionally and physically.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DANCE BAG ITEM AND WHY?
A: My wooden foot roller, because I use it between every combination, phrase or piece that I do.
Q: WHAT IS SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE WOULDN’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
A: I grew up in Kiev, Ukraine until I was 12 years old.
Q: WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO WHEN YOU ARE NOT DANCING?
A: Travel, explore, cook, spend time with friends and family.
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