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Name: Hilary Guswiler
Profession: Corps de Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet
Behind the Scene with Hilary Guswiler
Hilary Guswiler is synonymous with elegance! She moves like nobody else and her passion and professionalism is not to be missed. She refuses to compromise and is always striving for the best – the perfect move – the perfect position.
Hilary welcomed us into her home in Copenhagen to a talk about what is important in her life.
When did you know, ballet was your calling?
When I was around 11 years old, ballet became a bit more serious for me, and I realised ballet was what I wanted to do. I really fell in love with working hard, giving it my all. Every day trying to be better, to do better and to grow. That enticed me, and I found idols that inspired me – that was when I realised that I wanted to be a ballet dancer.
Dancing plays a huge role – it defines me. I have been dancing my whole life and it shaped me, to who I am. Everything I learned about myself, I feel like I learned through dancing. The challenges that you meet through ballet – it is pretty awesome.
Dancing plays a huge role – it defines me. I have been dancing my whole life and it shaped me, as who I am. Everything I learned about myself, I feel like I learned through dancing.
What is the most important thing in your life?
The most important thing to me is my family and friends. They are the reason why I want to be at my best. But I also find it very important to have passion for something. To be able to express myself and have something I devote my heart and mind to. It is important to express yourself in different ways and dancing is the most natural way for me to express myself.
Dancing complements my life and gives me energy. It makes me want to give, and adds beauty and art. It gives me an outlet to give something back – to create something.
Corps de Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet