Ruth Langill

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In her youth, Ruth Langill trained at the Capitol Ballet Center under the direction of Stuart Carroll and Sharon Newton in her hometown of Sacramento, CA. During her teens she attended several summer intensives on scholarship at academies including State Street Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Texas Ballet Theater. This summer, she attended the Art of Ballet course for professional dancers, supported by the William Forsythe foundation in Madrid, Spain. Now she returns to Fort Worth to continue with her fourth season at the Texas Ballet Theater.

Where are you from?
Sacramento, California

When did you begin dancing?
I started taking ballet lessons when I was 12

Why did you begin dancing?
I was obsessed with it. There wasn’t anything I wanted more than to dance.

When did you join Texas Ballet Theater?
2013-14 Season

What is your favorite ballet to see?
Romeo and Juliet

What is your favorite ballet to perform/what is your favorite role you have performed?
Serenade is my favorite ballet I have performed so far

What surprised you the most about being a professional dancer?
How much effort it takes to do character roles.

What is your most memorable vacation?
Camping in Yosemite with my family.

What outdoor activities do you enjoy?
Nature walks

What is your favorite part of a performance?
When you have that connection with the audience

What’s your least favorite part of getting ready for a performance?
Hairspray!