David Schrenk

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While growing up in Jacksonville, Florida, David Schrenk began his training at The Florida Ballet Training Center. At 10 years old, he started ballet in order to aid his gymnastics training but eventually converted entirely to dancing. At the age of 17, he joined Houston Ballet’s second company. In 2015, after a year of training at Houston Ballet, David moved north to join Texas Ballet Theater.

Where are you from?
Jacksonville, Florida

When did you begin dancing?
10 years old

Why did you begin dancing?
To help with my gymnastics training

When did you join Texas Ballet Theater?
2015

What is your favorite ballet to see?
Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon

What is your favorite ballet to perform/what is your favorite role you have performed?
George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante

What surprised you the most about being a professional dancer?
I was surprised we got free ballet shoes.

What is your favorite movie/TV show?
Firefly

What’s your favorite song?
Piano Man by Billy Joel

What sound do you love?
The sizzle of chicken in a pan

What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
Journalism

What’s your favorite food from the state fair in Texas?
I’ve never been to the state fair, but I’m sure it would be funnel cakes or anything with chicken.

What’s your guilty pleasure?
Fried chicken

Do you enjoy teaching or choreographing?
Most definitely

If you could drive any car, what would it be?
Aston Martin

What’s one thing you believe is necessary to be a great performer?
Freedom to let your artistic side take over