LOURDES LOPEZ / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Meet The Nutcracker Kids

Post by Crista Villella, Ballet Mistress

The Nutcracker Intensive rehearsal week has come and gone, and I am happy to report that the kids know all of the choreography and proper rehearsal behavior. Every year they get better and better! My angels are close to perfect and my soldiers can count the music, which is really difficult to do. I couldn’t be more impressed! Diana, one of the Marie’s, just came from Cuba and doesn’t understand English. I don’t speak Spanish, but amazingly we communicate quite well despite the language barrier and she is doing great work. Mariana, the other Marie, knows every part in The Nutcracker. She may just have to take over my job one day! The two Fritz’s are best friends and they are so funny. As sweet as they are, they are always testing to see how much I will let them get away with. They certainly have the gift of charm. The best part of my day is when I see the little ones in the hallway and they light up and say, “Miss Crista!” as they run to give me a hug. What could be sweeter? I have a pretty cool job.

Category: MCB School, Performances

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2 Responses

  1. alenefishbein says:

    I saw the ballet at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts today, November 8, 2009. I was young in the 40's when the Andrews Sisters were so popular. I was in high school then. Re: the Company B songs and the dance; young women in the 40's did NOT wear pony tails. I can look at my high school and college yearbooks and prove that. I noted that some of your dancers did wear them. Not typical of those years. If you wish to be accurate; just look at pictures of those years. Anyhow, the performance today was lovely.

  2. alenefishbein says:

    I saw the ballet at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts today, November 8, 2009. I was young in the 40's when the Andrews Sisters were so popular. I was in high school then. Re: the Company B songs and the dance; young women in the 40's did NOT wear pony tails. I can look at my high school and college yearbooks and prove that. I noted that some of your dancers did wear them. Not typical of those years. If you wish to be accurate; just look at pictures of those years. Anyhow, the performance today was lovely.

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