Abigail Boyle | DANCER
Ballet - I love ballet because of the constant strive for perfectionism that never comes. It is an evolving art form that connects athleticism and artistic expression. It ticks all the boxes for me.
My favourite ballet is Swan Lake.
Collect(ive) - I don't really actively collect anything but I have noticed that all the shoes I own sparkle. So I guess I'm attracted to shiny shoes - maybe that's the ballerina in me? Or maybe I just like sparkle.
Aotearoa - My favourite place in Aotearoa is Wanaka.
Roots - Auckland, North Shore.
Training - I trained at North Shore Ballet Academy, International Ballet Academy and the New Zealand School of Dance.
Highlights - Any one of those fabulous moments performing when time stands still and I am just being; coexisting with the audience and colleagues in something that is so special and will never be recreated.
Favourite Jam - I prefer chutneys!
Music jam? Anything upbeat or that places me in a good mood with interesting lyrics, and I try to stay away from mainstream stuff.
Photography: Sarah Davies, Sarah Kaye Photography (images 1, 2, 3 & 6)
Celia Walmsley, Stagebox Photography (images 4 & 5)