Check out our exclusive interview with a member of ballet company, Les Ballets Trockadero, who will be performing LIVE ON STAGE Saturday, April 20 at 8:00PM.
Keep reading to learn more from group member, Robert Carter, about the influences and inspirations that keep him on stage.
Q: What inspired you to start dancing?
A: “I can’t speak for everyone else because we all have such varied histories. My beginning was at the age of seven and a half. My mother wanted for me to try it and see if I liked it. After the first time, I couldn’t wait to come back. Since then my life has always revolved around dancing.”
Q: What influenced you in your mission to mix comedy and dance?
A: “I can’t say my “mission” was to be a comedian dancer, but having comedy be a part of your everyday work is a big plus. I’ve always only ever wanted to be the artist that I am. The fact that I’m able to combine and use facets of my artistry to create a unique product that is different from the norm is something I value greatly and use as my influence.”
Q: What has been your favorite place to travel for a performance and why?
A: “This is not an easy question to answer. Over the course of my tenure with the company I’ve been fortunate to be present for a lot of firsts in the company history as well as some of the more memorable moments that will stand out over the course of time. My favorite place overall has no real destination. All I need is a full, enthusiastic audience and the stage.”
Thank you, Robert, for sharing your insights with us. We can’t wait to see the performance this Saturday!