Thursday, September 29, 2005

She made it!

Emily didn't want me to say anything to anyone until we knew the results.......2 weeks ago she went down and auditioned for the Cincinnati Ballet's production of the Nutcracker! We got a packet in the mail this afternoon letting us know the results....

Miss Emily will be a soldier with sword!

We think it is such a huge honor that she will get to dance in a professional ballet production and be on stage with professional ballet dancers. We see it as a reaffirmation of our belief that she is a very talented dancer. Not only was she cast, but she was cast in a role that is usually reserved for girls 13 and up! The only downside is that another girl from our dance studio (who isn't very kind) is also in the production......well at least she can no longer claim to be the better dancer!

I had to laugh at some of the info in the packet they sent us. One of the funniest things was a comment that per union regulations, parents are not allowed to touch the costumes! As a mom who has spent hours sewing costumes for competition teams, I find this so ironic! I told Emily I guess I won't be able to hug her before she goes on stage! Not like they let parents backstage at a professional ballet performance!

The parent meeting is Friday, October 7 at 7:45 PM. I will have more details then!

I am just BURSTING with pride!


allison said...

This is an awesome thing to be proud of...congrats to all of you, especially the dancer who was able to strut her stuff when the pressure was on!

hestiahomeschool said...

Oh, I am just bursting with pride for her!!! I can't wait to tell the girls, but should I let Emily tell them?

hestiahomeschool said...

We are so tickled for her! The girls are very proud and impressed.

Laura said...

I can't wait to see her in her costume and see her on stage. Seems like not that long ago I was taking her to her very first ballet class!

Valerie said...

That is too cool! Tell Miss Emily congrats from the Malotts!

I went to school with a girl who had a similar honor w/the NYC ballet, cast as a soldier in the Nutcracker. She got to be in the production w/Mikhail Baryshnikov! We had the same ballet teacher, so that's...what...two degrees of separation, right?

Anonymous said...

Help me Dude, I'm lost.

I was searching for Elvis and somehow ended up in your blog, but you know I'm sure I saw Elvis in the supermarket yesterday.

No honest really, he was right there in front of me, next to the steaks singing "Love me Tender".

He said to me (his lip was only slightly curled) "Boy, you need to get yourself a shiny, new plasmatv to go with that blue suede sofa of yours.

But Elvis said I, In the Ghetto nobody has a plasma tv .

Dude I'm All Shook Up said Elvis. I think I'll have me another cheeseburger then I'm gonna go home and ask Michael Jackson to come round and watch that waaaay cool surfing scene in Apocalypse Now on my new plasma tv .

And then he just walked out of the supermarket singing. . .

"You give me love and consolation,
You give me strength to carry on "

Strange day or what? :-)

Laura said...

Valerie....definitely 2 degrees...kind of like me...Father Ben..and Pope John Paul II....but he got to hold the staff (for some reason I almost typed septor there!)..did she get to touch Mikhail? So did the girl you went to school with continue with dancing?