Sleeping Beauty

 

I would LOVE to sleep all day today…but it is time to HUSTLE! This is my performance back in 2006 as the Fairy of Serenity in Festival Ballet Theater’s “The Sleeping Beauty.”

I loved doing this solo because it is calm, graceful and slow.  I was really good at adagio, not so much the fast turns and tricks.  This was my forté.

What is your favorite ballet or part to perform?

Disneyland’s Paint the Night Parade

Paint the Night has been going pretty well.  My back is in pain most hours of the day, so that has been a little stressful.  But it has been so much fun performing for the guests.  On my opening night of Paint the Night I was dancing in front of a little girl and she was sitting cross legged on the edge of the curb.  She was so excited she was sitting up so tall and I could see my lit up reflection in her sparkling eyes.  It was so magical and I will never forget it. She was in awe, of me!  I feel like such a small part of this huge parade most of the time.  Especially backstage when trivial issues are blown out of proportion.  These little things upstage the fact that I am SO important out there and just a smile makes these kids’ days.

Any questions?  Here is a great article that outlines the best spots to view the parade and how to see the fireworks.  https://www.undercovertourist.com/blog/best-viewing-paint-night-parade-disneyland/

 

Christmas in the Tropics

Wow, what a very different Christmas it will be this year.  The last few Christmas’s I have spent away from home and it has been a little rough.  Last year I was aboard the Celebrity Century touring around Hawaii, Mexico, and the Bahamas.  I remember Skyping my dad and sister and we were laughing about how every 5 seconds they saw a different person come into the shot to sell us jewelry or sunglasses in Puerto Vallerta.  Though I was not near my family and friends at home, I had made some new wonderful friends at sea.  Being Christmas Eve, we all bought ourselves a new pair of tropical sunglasses; as ya do in Mexico.  It was such gorgeous, hot weather with a cool ocean breeze.  We wore cute summery outfits and had our toes dug deep in the sand at our beachfront restaurant.  It was utter paradise.  We sipped sugar rimmed margaritas and lunched on macadamia nut crusted mahi mahi.  Even though this sounds like perfection, I honestly cannot wait to have my traditional, normal Christmas at home with my family.  🙂

Merry Christmas to the Fab Four!  ❤ Love you girls!

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