Especially in category classical ballet solo choose your Variation wisely.
Stay within your abilities and choose age and technique appropriate variations. Sure, you can make a variation easier, but never forget that especially classical ballet is not only about steps and movements, it is about artistic expression.
The dancer has to tell something. If you can’t show a Kitri Variation with fire and passion, don‘t do a Kitri Variation.
The right technique and expression is important.
Better show a clean double pirouette instead of a weak triple, better focus on good lines and balance instead of woobly high legs.
A la seconds kicks everyone can do, impress me with personality instead.
And never forget, Spanish arms do not belong into a sleeping beauty variation.