Saturday, May 15, 2010

My Beautiful Ballerinas!

Mama bragging rights time again -- another ballet performance has come and gone!  This year, the studio put on Peter Pan, a full ballet, and quite well done.  Zoe was a mermaid and Maya a lilac.  Zoe also took a turn as one of the "big girls" who got to help the little girls -- Zoe helped the 5 and 6 year old daffodils.  The first two photos are backstage before today's performance, the last two from the dress rehearsal.

Zoe was in her element as the boss -- she lives to be the boss of SOMEONE and this time it wasn't Maya and it wasn't ME!  Poor little daffodils. . . . Being a mermaid was also cool -- she got to have a ponytail instead of a bun, got glitter on her arms and shoulders, and got to dive through the waves (the "waves" were long lengths of cloth that even bigger girls got to shake and shimmy).

Maya had a ball -- her class was well versed enough in their dance not to need big girls to help them!  She did a great job in her dance, and managed to avoid the usual 6-year-old ballerina faux pas -- she didn't pick her nose or pick any costume parts out of any place unmentionable! 

All joking aside, they were really remarkably beautiful and talented up there.  I was so proud of both of them!


Joanne said...

Oh they are beautiful!!! They look so graceful and professional! Congrat's Mama :)

Wendy said...

So pretty! M just had her Gala tonight, she was awesome! Congrats to all of our girls!

Anonymous said...

Too beautiful for words. You must be all tingly.

Diane said...

Lovely!!!! You go Ms. Ballet Mama. We are gearing up for our 4 performances on Thurs. and Fri. My girls are doing Hansel & Gretel.

I don't think that I will be able to resist sharing either...

This will be my oldest's first performance en pointe ;)