Q&A with Sally Rousse

Sally Rousse

Q: How did you start dancing?
A: Renee Rouleau was new to Barre Town Elementary School, and she was taking ballet classes from Ruth Vickery in the basement of the church my family attended. I demanded to join in lessons, late though I was, and so it began.

Q: What’s your favorite memory of The Cowles Center?
A: I love the huge yellow and pink Chagall-like painting that used to be on the first floor near Ballet Arts' funky open studio.  It reminded me of the Chagall at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center

Q: What show are you excited to see at The Cowles Center this season?
A: Mixtape Side B! But also I'm intrigued by Twin Cities Ballet’s Pink Floyd’s The Wall: A Rock Ballet and Zenon, for sure, with Penny Freeh's new work.

Sally Rousse is The Cowles Center’s 2017-18 Artist-in-Residence. As part of her residency, she’ll create a new, immersive work that will run June 14-24 in various locations around The Cowles Center. For tickets and more information, click here.

Photo by Tim Rummelhoff.