Get your dancing shoes on!
Article in images

Bianca Li's steps to success

Bianca Li's steps to success
© Didier Pallages: Alarme, show choreographed by Bianca Li.

Why did you choose a career in dancing?  

When I was younger I was a gymnast and competed for the Spanish national team, but gymnastics became too competitive for me. I also turned to dancing because there’s so much more freedom and creativity involved, whereas gymnastics is very rigid - the emphasis is on the physical performance and the emotional part is put to one side. For dancing, I use a mix of influences which I love and which are part of my life, like hip-hop, modern, ballet, flamenco and cabaret.  
How much training do you do?

It depends on what you’re doing at the time. When I’m working on something new, I’ll spend 8 hours a day training. When it’s just repetition and exercises, 4 or 5 hours a day, and in really quiet periods 2 or 3 hours a day. I don’t do any other sports, dancing is enough and there’s nothing quite like it!  But when I did Salome in 1995, I included some circus tricks and we had two trapeze artists on the set as well as the dancers – we loved that. Since then I’ve also done some trapeze, but not regularly.  

Photo : from Alarme, show choreographed by Bianca Li.


Sarah Horrocks
Rank this page: 

Article Plan Get your dancing shoes on!
Don't miss...
6th episode: Marie’s tips for staying in shape while working!What can you do with a pineapple that will give you a total body workout?
What can you do with a watermelon to slim down your waist?Get a cardio workout with Johanna!
Latest… 12/12/2017
How To Get A Flat Stomach In 30 Minutes Straight!
The Fricker method
The Pritikin Diet
The Dash Diet
See all Health and Fitness guides
Zumba Party in Pink Zumbathon with Beto, Wyclef & Amy Childs
See all Health and Fitness videos

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the wewomen latest straight to your inbox
Find us on...