Magazine article Pointe

Fifth Position: Australian Gladiator

Magazine article Pointe

Fifth Position: Australian Gladiator

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Steven Heathcoate, principal dancer with The Australian Ballet, comes clean.

What is your favorite role?

Romeo, in John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet.

Name three adjectives that best describe you in performance.

Committed, musically dynsmic and versatile.

What is the biggest misconception about you?

That I'm hard to get to know.

Who was your role model?

Baryshnikov.

What would you never do before a performance?

Eat a large meal late in the day.

If you had to be stuck in an elevator, with whom would you want to be stuck?

My wife, Kathy, because we always have something to talk about. I'd be happy to stay there for a while.

Which celebrity is your fantasy pas de deux partner?

French actress Emanuelle Beart. Not only is she drop-dead gorgeous, but she can act, too!

What do you do for fun on your days off or on tour?

Hang out with my two kids or friends and family.

If you could invite anyone to a dinner party, alive or dead, whom would you invite? …

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