Giselle has always been my favorite story ballet. Whether it is because Giselle was the first professional story ballet I performed in, or if the man-hating Willies will always have a special place in my broken middle-schooler heart, one can only guess.
My boyfriend, who by the way, is the best, took me to the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City to see American Ballet Theatre perform this year. After I geeked out over the George Balanchine street sign we went in and I was speechless. It was beautiful. I texted my friend Cassandra to tell her good luck (she was a villager and a willie), and we found our seats.
To say that the performance was breathtaking would be an understatement. I was living in a magical bubble for the duration of the evening. It was everything I hoped for and more, but the best part was sharing an intimate part of myself with the man I love.
Can you tell which one of these villagers is me? ;)
Photo of Cassandra Trenary credited to Ballerina Project