Abigail Mentzer

Birthdate: September 11, 1983
Height: 5'3"
Pointe Shoe Brand / Size: Freed 4 1/2X Street shoe size 7 1/2
Dance Specialty: Ballet
Birthplace: Lorsham, PA
Age she began dancing: 3
Present School: School of American Ballet

Previous Training/Schools:
  • Broadway Dance Center
Favorite Actress or Actor:
    Gwenyth Paltrow and Julia Roberts
When did you first know you wanted to be a dancer?
    When I was 10, I was determined to be a dancer for as long as I could.
Who is your favorite dancer(s) and why?
    Miranda Weese. She is graceful, has perfect technique and changes to fit each role she is given.
Who is your favorite dance company and why?
    NYCB. Balanchine is the greatest man that ever lived. He was a genius when it comes to ballet.
If you could pick one role to dance which one would it be and why?
    The lead in Mid Summers Night Dream. I love the music, it fits the story perfectly.
What do you hope to be doing in five years?
    I hope to be dancing with NYCB.
What are your other hobbies/interests outside of dance?
    When I am not dancing or doing schoolwork, I hang out with friends, watch movies, go swimming, etc.
Your advice for anyone training to become a dancer:
    Don't let the little things discourage you. There are too many.