while we were warming up, some of the kids started getting there. The curtain was open, and they sat and watched us with eyes of wonder. I kept thinking how cool it was to be a part of something that is inspiring children, something that’s a tradition for so many families.
When the show was over, we got to do a meet and greet. We waved as the kids walked by and gave high fives and the sort. I loved seeing their faces light up when your eyes met theirs. So sweet.
After the second show, one of the girls in my group, Emerson, said a little kid told her our part was their favorite. Day = made.
Started ballet late October of 2011 at the age of 23.
Began pointe training late August of 2013.