Yesterday I went straight from ballet class to the Ritz theater to audition for a part in "The Nutcracker". In December, the Chicago Festival Ballet will be coming to our town to perform and they needed dancers to help make the production complete. Although he was very strict, I enjoyed working with Kenneth von Heidecke, founder of the company, for an intense four hour audition and rehearsal. I will be a soldier in the production; we will be rehearsing two days a week until show time. I'm ecstatic to dance with professional dancers and I hope you can attend!