5 Questions with Natasha Kusen

natashakusenWhat is your favourite swear word?
Oh SH*T! comes out by default. It also works well on stage because I can squeeze it out through a massive grin without the audience realising! (Your face should never drop out of character; 101 in stagecraft)

What are you wearing?
At the moment I’m in tight lycra, just a usual day at work in my rehearsal gear.

What is love?
Love comes in all forms but I like mine tall, dark and handsome.

What was the last show you saw, and how many stars do you give it?
I recently saw two women that rocked my world, Sylvie Guillem in 6000 Miles and Beyonce in her Mrs Carter World Tour. Both shows were beyond incredible and deserve the most number of stars, thumbs up and popcorn ratings one can give.

Is your new show going to be any good?
Absolutely! It’s a double bill of two fantastic works and who doesn’t like a 2 for 1 deal? Paquita showcases the company’s exceptional technical abilities and classical ballet in pure form. La Sylphide, on the other hand, transports you to an ethereal world of sylphs and magic with a few kilts and highland flings thrown in!

Natasha Kusen performs the role of Effie in La Sylphide, with The Australian Ballet.
Show dates: 7 – 25 Nov, 2013
Show venue: Sydney Opera House