Last season Karla was promoted to First Artist, and she’s been really busy with preparations for this season’s performances.
‘I’ve been lucky enough to dance some amazing roles already and I’m looking forward to getting to dance some of them again. This season in Swan Lake I danced in the cygnets and also swans. It was nice to dance them again on the main stage!’
‘I’ve been in the Company for a while now so some of the ballets are coming back. It’s really nice to be able to revisit the roles. Getting to dance them again is fun, but it’s also less stressful. You think you will have forgotten it but it’s in your body somewhere, you just have to find it.’
‘The first ballet I saw was actually Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker. It was just so magical to watch! I danced in The Nutcracker with The Royal Ballet years ago, when I was just a little party child; I never ever imagined that I would be Clara, it was my dream. It’s everything about the ballet, the story, the magic, the Christmas and the snow. The whole time Clara’s on stage she’s just in awe of everything and so am I!’
This season Karla is also dancing the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy for the first time. Speaking about her debut she says 'It was such an honour to be asked to dance the role. The Sugar Plum Fairy is very different from Clara. It's very technically demanding and I've not danced the role before, but I'm really excited to performing it this Christmas!'