Tag Archives: Cora

Cora as Clara in the Nutcracker

05 Dec 2011

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!

Lucy’s Ballerina Party

05 Nov 2011

A Huge Thank you to Matisse and Cora, our beautiful ballerinas, for making our party so fun and lovely!
Thank you to Jeanette for sending adorable ballet cookies, post haste! My other hero at the post office is Fairy Godmother Kristi, who sent the party favors – as you can see, they were way too cute.
Thank you to Cole and Kiera, for taking such pretty pictures – without which there would be no show (You can never take photos at your own party). I loved the party! Lucy did too – ” ‘Allerina Party! Cakes! Big Party!”
Last, Thanks Honey (Mark), for driving around, getting those huge pink balloons, and most importantly, for putting up the ballet barre in our living room (a.k.a. the dance studio), which totally passed the ballerina test. Hooray! You rock. xxoo

Click on the party invitation to see the slideshow:

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____Update 11/12/11_____

Cutest comments from Cora’s FB page, when she made this photo her profile pic.