Tonight I got a special treat: Cora and her mom invited me to dress rehearsal for this weekend’s City Ballet performance of The Nutcracker. Cora said she wishes the rehearsal would have been in the theater (of course they’ll rehearse there too), but I enjoyed sitting front row in the studio! I felt wide eyed as I took in the scene. It was controlled chaos in the hall, with kids and costumes everywhere. But inside everyone was perfect and I could see every move, every muscle. Sitting so close to the dancers was amazing. My only complaint is that I didn’t bring a decent camera. These photos are almost too shameful to post. (Good thing my new Canon 60D Christmas present is on it’s way! Not a moment too soon!) Anyways, Cora, you’re the best Clara I’ve ever seen!! xxoo!