Here's a little holiday post the celebrates my love for Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, that gorgeous ballet that is the epitome of the holiday season.
"When I was four years old, my mother enrolled me in ballet school. It was one of those things she had always wanted to try but, as a working class child growing up in Detroit, it was a luxury her family could not afford. As a result, I was exposed to not only the classical world of ballet and the rigors of training, but also to the most beautiful music in the world. " Read more of my CLP blog post here.