Danielle Bausinger joined Kansas City Ballet at the start of the 2014-2015 season.
Q: WHEN DID YOU START DANCING?
A: My mom loved ballet but never danced professionally. So she helped at a local dance studio. My sister went into lessons and then I followed her lead once I turned 3.
Q: WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT BEING A DANCER?
A: There is no feeling in the world like performing! Putting your emotions through your movement and to music is something magical in this world that can’t be replicated.
Q: DO YOU HAVE HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS?
A: I love to go to movies and I enjoy going to the driving range every now and then.
Q: DO YOU HAVE A PERSONAL MANTRA?
A: Work hard, even when it’s hard work.
Q: IF YOU FIND YOU HAVE AN UNEXPECTED HOUR FREE, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR IDEAL WAY TO SPEND IT AND WHY?
A: I rest and recoup. I do better when my body has had some down time. If I keep going and running errands and such, I don’t have the stamina in my legs to push when I get too tired.