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10 Questions with Kara Covaleski

1. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

If I could live anywhere it would probably have to be my favorite place which is home, Los Angeles, California. I have definitely become more of a homebody and I love having my family, friends and the beach nearby of course! Although, I feel this answer changing if I get to do more traveling around the world in the future. 

2. What motivates you to work hard?

There are a lot of things that motivate me to work hard. I am fortunate enough to have an amazing family (my mom, dad, sister and brother) and the most inspiring group of strong women, who have been my dance teachers since the age of 3. They have all helped guide and shape me into the person and dancer I am today. All of those people are so special to me in my life and have been the ultimate role models and examples of hard work, passion, love and support to learn from and to look up to. Aside from that, ever since I can remember I have always had a hunger to keep growing and better myself as a person and dancer. I feel I have a lot of drive and self motivation within myself. 

3. What would you sing at Karaoke night?

Anything Lady Gaga always makes for a great karaoke song. 

4. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

One meal for the rest of my life is too hard to choose! My favorite meal at the moment is spicy vodka sauce rigatoni, so I would have to go with that! I have a big love for Italian food.

5. What is your favorite childhood memory?

My siblings and I have so many fun memories of when we were all living in our family home together. I especially loved Christmas time when my parents would decorate the whole house, and we would get together with both my grandparents too. So many happy moments. 

6. What’s on your bucket list? 

Traveling is on my bucket list! I have never been out of the country before so I am hoping I get the chance to sometime soon. I think it is so important to be exposed to different cultures and to experience different parts of the world. 

7. What is your favorite movie of all time? 

This is a silly answer, but anyone who knows me knows my favorite movie of all time is Aquamarine. 

8. What’s a career highlight you’re proud of? 

A career highlight I am proud of would be putting myself out there after the pandemic, auditioning for companies again and now being here at BalletX! The pandemic brought a lot of hardships for us all and there were a lot of times where I felt a moment like this was out of reach. I am super happy and grateful to be here.

9. How do you like to spend your free time? 

I love cooking, shopping, spending time with family and friends, exploring new places, listening to music, reading, meditating – the list goes on! 

10. What’s the most exciting part of your job? 

The most exciting part of my job is being in the studio with so many inspiring people. Each day brings a new experience for everyone and it is so incredible to dance with and learn from true artists who are so open to connecting with others and striving to be the best they can be every day. It is a blessing to be surrounded by others who share your same passion and create the most welcoming environment.