Ruth Langill

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Ruth Langill trained at the Capitol Ballet Center under the direction of Stuart Carroll and Sharon Newton in her hometown of Sacramento, California. She has attended several summer intensives on scholarship at academies including State Street Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Texas Ballet Theater. Ms. Langill has attended the Art of Ballet course for professional dancers, supported by the William Forsythe foundation in Madrid, Spain. This is her sixth season with 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?
Seven Sonatas was a special experience.

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!