Ballet and Books
I have seen The Nutcracker over 100 times. This is not an exaggeration. As the sibling of a ballerina, an actual ballerina, I have seen my sister dance in almost every role over the last 20 years. This year she performed with Pages to Pirouettes, a local group that puts on free shows for local communities, including preschools and senior centers. Last week, my parents and I went to watch her perform at the Free Library of Philadelphia, which was a treat both because I was able to see Erin entertaining so many small children (and giving them a little lesson afterwards!) and because the building is so beautiful.