Sirui joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2011 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in the 2017-2018 Season. This year in The Nutcracker, she will be dancing the roles of Snow Queen, Sugar Plum Fairy, and Rose.
How long have you been dancing? Why did you become a dancer?
I have been dancing for 24 years.😳 I have always had a passion for dance. When I was in kindergarten my parents went to pick me up in the drawing class and found me in the dance class instead. Dance brings me joy and I love being on stage.
Who, or what, was your biggest teacher?
I would say my biggest teacher is my teacher Meili Zhu from college. Not only did she help me get better technics and skills for ballet but also taught me how to be a humble and grateful person. Without her I would not be where and who I am now.
If you had to eat one thing for every meal going forward, what would it be?
I would say Ramen. With spicy sauce on the side. Lol
What’s your secret talent?
I’m very good at handy work. If something breaks in the house I can pretty much fix it.
What is your most-used emoji?
It’s 😆 and 😘.
Are you a cat person or a dog person?
Dog person for sure! I have a Boxer.
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