Júlia Figueras Ramírez, born in Sabadell (Spain). She completed her dance studies at the Centre de Dansa in Barcelona (Catalunya). Member of the NRW Junior Ballet since 2019.
Where are you from? Tell us about your home town or your family…
I am from Sabadell, a city located right next to Barcelona. I love spending time with my family. My sister and I are opposites but we do have a lot of things in common.
When did you start to train ballet? What was your motivation to start ballet? Is there any story behind?
I started dancing at the age of five. When I was twelve I realized that my dream was to become a ballerina and that I wanted to dance for the rest of my life. So one year later, I started my professional ballet training at Centre de Dansa de Catalunya.
What has been your most special moment in your dance career? Is there any moment you don’t want to miss?
The most meaningful experience I had here was once my school started to believe in me and gave me opportunities to perform principal roles such as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara and Swanilda. Another memory I look back on with great joy was when my teacher Joan Boix created a neoclassical solo specially for a competition.
How would you describe yourself? Where do you see yourself? In private and as an artist…
I consider myself to be a perfectionist, as I always tend to push myself beyond my limits. I enjoy studying and learning new things. I am also open and welcome new opportunities and experiences in life.
What has been your first experience in Dortmund? Why did you choose to come to Germany?
The first time I visited Dortmund was when I came to audition for the junior company for the season 2019-2020. Germany was a very important and big opportunity for me because it is a country where dance is highly appreciated.
What is your dream? Any role or piece you would love to dance ones in your life?
My dream is to have a successful, professional and happy career. For me, one of the most important things is to feel confident and satisfied with what I do. Achieving this in ballet is very difficult and one of my dreams is to be able to do this on my own.
My dream role is Juliet from Romeo & Juliet. I think many roles in ballet are very passionate and this is what I like so much about this amazing art form!
Beside Dance – what are you interested in? Which profession would be interesting for you, if you haven’t become a professional dancer?
I spend my free time traveling, reading, perfecting my makeup skills, listening to music, meeting up my family and friends…
If I weren’t a professional dancer I would be interested in education. I love young children and helping them to learn new things.