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Nashville Ballet Nutcracker 2012 Youth Cast Auditions – Kariss Made it!


I know I told many of you that Kariss was taking part in the Nashville Ballet Nutcracker 2012 youth cast 2012 auditions…but what I forgot to update you on was the fact that¬†she made it!

Yes, my 8 year old daughter who just started taking ballet for the first time this fall (with the exception of the Rec Center class she took in Florida when she was 3) not only survived her first professional audition, but she actually got into the highly prestigious Nashville Ballet 2012 Nutcracker cast.

I can’t even imagine her auditioning just a few years ago, so I’m so proud that she even put herself out there for this opportunity, but now that she’s made it, of course we’re all even more proud of her efforts!

I have to admit, I had a lot of pre-conceived notions about what life behind the scenes of the Nashville Ballet Nutcracker would be like, and so many of those have been shattered already. We’ve been delighted with her experience at the school of Nashville Ballet thus far, especially when it comes to the instruction she’s been receiving. The instructors are disciplined and professional. but so delightful with the girls.

So of course I wondered how things would change when it came to preparing for one of the biggest events of the year for the Nashville Ballet. I asked the company if I could document Kariss’ journey as a first time youth cast member, and they graciously agreed.

For the next two months, I’ll be sharing Kariss’ rehearsal schedule, costume fittings, press appearances and of course, the final performance!

So stay tuned to get an insider’s view into the glorious Nashville Ballet and the holiday magic that is the Nashville Nutcracker!