Honor Christian-Slane | DANCER
Ballet - Ever since I can remember, music has always made me want to dance. My favourite Ballet would have to In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, by William Forsythe and/or any ballet performed by Natalia Osipova; for instance her performance in Flames of Paris is just phenomenal.
Collect(ive) - I collect vintage clothes, but more specifically vintage jackets. But I can honestly say I am not a huge collector in general.
Aotearoa - My favourite place in Aotearoa would easily be Wellington. This is the place I feel most at home and established. Wellington is the city where I realised exactly what I wanted to do with my dance career.
Home - I grew up in the heart of Westmere, Auckland.
Training - I began training at the Philippa Campbell School of Ballet from the age of five to sixteen. I will always be grateful to Philippa Campbell and Joye Lowe for their incredible training and mentoring. I recently graduated from the New Zealand School of Dance as a classical major with a Diploma in Dance Performance, 2019.
Highlights - A highlight in my career so far would have to be when I went to the Prix De Lausanne to represent NZSD in the Choreographic Project, 2019. It was this experience that made me realise I wanted to pursue a contemporary ballet career.
Favourite Jam - My favourite jam isn’t… I don’t hate it and I don’t love it. But my favourite music jam at the moment would be Sunflower by Mall Grab.
Photography: Sarah Davies, Sarah Kaye Photography