Oakland Ballet Company is pleased to bring you: “Behind Graham Lustig’s ‘The Nutcracker’” as part of our “Behind Oakland Ballet” blog. Throughout December, we will be posting interviews with professional dancers, staff, volunteers, and superfans! Make sure to check out these fun, behind-the-scenes features and learn why Oakland Ballet Company is so loved by our community.
How I got involved was to try out for “The Nutcracker” in 2012 and do my best.
When people from other cities come see it and say it is great, then the locals realize how good their city really is.
I love the beginning part when I get to open the present – in the Party Scene.
How long have you been dancing?
I have been dancing for eight years at Stage One in Benicia, two years in OBC’s “Nutcracker,” and started taking Saturday classes with OBC in September.
Try at first, then continue trying, then you get it.
I think they are great. We are learning a lot of new moves and ways to stretch.