Dance Diary

Casting is Out!

at the barre

It is that time of year again, and casting for the Nutcracker has officially been released. This is the ballet that inspired me to begin dancing again as my seven-year old eyes peered up at the stage in complete astonishment. I watched as Clara journeyed through the snowy forest and into the land of sweets where she was greeted by a sugar plum fairy and handsome cavalier. My heart soared as I watched them fly across the stage, and I knew that I wanted to be just like that when I grew up.

Ten years later, I am preparing for my own debut of the very role that I had idolized… I could not be more humbled to announce that I have been cast as the sugar plum fairy. This is my last Nutcracker before graduation and possibly the last one that I will ever do, so I can’t tell you how much this means to me. I never thought that I would ever get this chance, so I am incredibly honored. I am going to do the very best that I can, and I hope to inspire the audience as I once was.

I am also looking forward to dancing in mirliton and the snow corps de ballet. Rehearsals have already begun, and I am getting very excited for the big day to arrive! This will certainly be a show to remember, and this is something I will never forget…

Have you ever seen the Nutcracker? If you are dancing, what roles did you land this year? Do you have anything exciting coming up? Thanks for reading!


16 thoughts on “Casting is Out!

  1. Papa and I are so proud of you!! I felt in my heart this day would come! You have worked so hard and never gave up. Even when you were passed up for Clara when you were young I knew you were destined for bigger things. What a fitting honor to finish out your senior year and your last year at the academy. You may be closing out this chapter of your life but I cant wait to see where the next chapter takes you. You have dancing in your soul and no one will ever take that away from you!! You just have to believe in yourself and your God given talents


    1. Aw, thank you, grandma! That really means a lot, and I couldn’t thank you enough for all of the support to get where I am today. I don’t know what I would have done without you guys. 🙂 I love you so much!


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