Born: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Trained: Canada’s National Ballet School
If you could live in any other time period, which would you choose?
Purely from a fashion point of view I would choose the Edwardian era or the late 1950s/early 1960s.
Could you tell us 3 random things we don’t know about you? I was home-schooled until I went to Canada’s National Ballet School for Grade 11. I love murder mystery novels and have a soft spot for those by Agatha Christie. I’m a big Saskatchewan Roughriders fan and have seen them play in five different cities so far.
Which movie could you watch on repeat?
Any of the original three Star Wars When you have a day off, what’s your favourite way to spend it?
A good day off often involves adventuring to one of Toronto’s many amazing brunch or coffee spots with friends.
What is your philosophy towards your work?
My philosophy is to work my hardest every day and never forget that I am privileged to be able to do something that I truly love as my job.
Milk chocolate or dark?
Dark!What’s the worst thing about being a dancer and what’s the best?
The worst thing is that minor aches and pains, blisters and corns are pretty unavoidable and can be such a nuisance. The best thing is that while exploring and working on the fascinating physical challenges of ballet we are able to embody many different characters and creatures, all to live music.If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you have and why?
I would be happily stranded on a desert island with a big bottle of bug spray, a thick book and a bag of chocolate covered almonds.
Are there any costumes that you’ve either danced in or seen that strike you as amazing or memorable?
Who doesn’t love Tatiana’s red dress in Onegin? I also think the costumes in Balanchine’s Emeralds are especially gorgeous. Favorite Ballet?
Romeo and Juliet, Giselle and Manon.
What cheers you up on an off day?
Talking to my parents and brother back in Vancouver.
Read Jeannine’s bio, https://national.ballet.ca/Meet/Dancers/Corps/Jeannine-Haller
See Jeannine onstage in the 2016/17 season, national.ballet.ca