Why I will always love The Nutcracker!
My first wondrous experience of The Nutcracker ballet was when I was 8 years old. Little did I know then how it would change the rest of my life. I started dancing and performing in wonderful dance recitals at the age of 3, loving every minute on stage even at that young age, with Mitzi Gray’s Dance studio in Chanute, Kansas. My mom (Mitzi Gray Budd) was my dance teacher and studio owner. Four years later our family moved to South Florida. Deciding not to open another danc