Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing?
Alisa: There wasn’t a specific inspiration. I just came to love ballet very much and this love is forever. Having touched this art once, you will never be able to come off.
Dance Mogul: What is the dance culture like in Russia?
Alisa: In the Russian ballet there is a revered attitude towards teachers, in Russia, the teacher is like a second mother, I think in the West it isn’t like that. This fact applies a certain print on the Russian ballet in general because artist are cultivated from generation to generation and because of that there is a strong warm-heartedness and certainty to the professions.
Dance Mogul: What have been some of your best moments on stage?
Alisa: It’s strange, but for me its the bows, its something about bows that make your performance unforgettable. In my heart, my last bow when I finished the last show of my career will forever be in my heart.
Dance Mogul: How did you build Ballet your work ethic?
Alisa: When I danced I had rules – to approach dance with special sincerity, beginning from betterment tendu before preparation a pointe to performance. I believe that everything in life is about the construction of relationships. Therefore when I danced the leading role, I always danced inside the performance, interacting with all actors, even with the last line of corps de ballet. I understood that when we performed that we all performed together.
Dance Mogul: How does the general public view dance in your country?
Alisa: In Russia, the ballet is a diamond, our pride, and love.
Dance Mogul: What are you currently working on in dance?
Alisa: Now I am the editor-in-chief of the magazine about the ballet, Ballet Insider. I have finished my career so now I have time to develop the magazine. Some people haven’t understood my decisions, condemned, but! I glorify ballet every day in the magazine. Taking photos and videos. I glorify the ballet in its process of the forces.
Dance Mogul: What advice do you have for young dancers that wish to be professionals?
Alisa: I wish for young dancers to have harmony inside, which will help them to be honest in their creativity, the scene is a mirror.
Dance Mogul: Is there anyone you would like to thank for helping you?
Alisa: I want to thank my mom 🙂