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60 seconds with... Katherine Minor

Katherine Minor. Photo Simon Lawson.

In a nutshell describe your job and how you got into it.

Just as many other things seem to happen, one thing lead to another, and before I knew it I was following the path to dancing professionally. I've enjoyed every step of the journey, and because of that, I kept taking the next step until it got me here, at Northern Ballet. Dance has always felt like something that I needed as a major aspect of my life and it has given me direction in so many ways.

Where can you be found when you're not at Northern Ballet?

Most likely in a cafe. I especially love the discovery of a new cafe somewhere.

Which is your favourite Northern Ballet production and why?

I was struck by the Great Gatsby. It is one of my favourite books, and I was delighted to see it as a ballet. The story was both portrayed and danced so well. A Midsummer Night's Dream is my first full-length production at Northern Ballet. It has been different than any production I've seen and I've found it to be extremely imaginative.

If you weren't a Dancer what would you be?

It is hard to imagine. I've always wanted to do something that would let me explore and learn about the world. While I was in high school, I really enjoyed writing and hoped that someday I would have the opportunity to develop it further. Ideally, I would love to combine the two.

What do you want to do before you die?

Explore, see and learn all I possibly can.

It's your dream dinner party- which six people (dead or alive) would you invite?

I would invite Haruki Marukami who is my favorite author, Debussy (his music has always been special to me) and Einstein who changed the course of the world’s thinking.

Who would play you in a film of your life?

I can't imagine any one other than myself!

What's the best advice you've ever been give?

To be present in the moment, in everything you do.

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