Grace and I went to see PNB's Coppelia yesterday. What a treat! It was a beautiful confection of glitter and tulle, spinning, leaping, flying....perfection. Rachel Foster and Benjamin Griffiths danced the roles of Swanilda and Franz, and they were amazing. The costumes you see in these pictures aren't from Coppelia though- these were displayed in the lobby, and they're from Cinderella. I love seeing them up close, such artistry.
Look at Grace here, she's nearly as tall as I am! And notice, I'm wearing heels, she's not.
This picture below is of Grace and her friend K. I love the story of their friendship. They danced together at their studio in Wenatchee, starting when they were three until Grace moved at age ten. Then last summer, at PNB's summer course, they met again when they found themselves in the same class. K still lives in Wenatchee but her mother brought her to Seattle for the summer course (not a short drive, some real dedication). Since then, the girls have kept in contact and we frequently see them at ballet performances. Yesterday, we ended up with seats right next to K and her mother. None of these chance meetings are ever planned. It's just one of those friendships that was meant to be, no matter the miles between them.
Of course, the photo below is not my own, but I wanted to show you because it's one of my favorites. Gorgeous, right?!