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60 seconds with... Kevin Poeung

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

I am a first year Corps de Ballet at Northern Ballet.

My mother wanted to be a ballerina when she was a child but she couldn’t because of her financial situation. She and my father decided that I should try so they took me to a ballet class. Since then ballet has taken over my mind and body.

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

I could be found at home cooking, baking and relaxing. I could also be found outside with friends at the cinema, or just walking around visiting places.

Which is your favourite Northern Ballet production and why?

I would say I Got Rhythm just because I had so much fun performing it. It was also a real chance for me to experience what could happen on stage as an artist, which could be amazing and sometimes dramatic.

I’m a frustrated...

I think I would work on anything that would touch the cinematography.

Who would play you in a film of your life?

Jackie Chan

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

The best advice I’ve ever been given was to just stay humble no matter what happens.

What song will always get you dancing?

I don’t really have a particular song that would get me dancing but I would maybe put on a Nicki Minaj tune.

What scares you?

Lizards scare me the most.

What would be your Mastermind specialist subject?

Mariah Carey

If you were on a reality TV show which would it be and go on and why?

It would have to be an adventure TV show just so that I could challenge myself and do things that I would never think of doing.

What do you want to do before you die?

I would want to travel around the world to discover different cultures and help people in need.

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

  • Mariah Carey
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • John Mayer
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov
  • A member of my family

A phrase I use far too much is…

“I don’t know!” would probably be the phrase that I use far too much.

Describe yourself in three words?

  • Trustworthy
  • Sensitive
  • Always here to help
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