Posted 06 January 2004 - 06:26 AM
A Mom...Unfortunately I wasn't able to see this years Nutcracker but have talked with many who did. Katia Garza danced a superb Suger Plum and Dew Drop and has been an Orlando favorite with many audience members. After seeing her as Kitri in Fernando Bujones' Don Q. I can certainly understand why. I've seen Beth Parks emerge over the years and I've loved her in every role she's done. I was told her endless balances coupled with her beautiful long-legged extentions took the breath away from several audience members. I'm sure there were other stand-outs as well and I'm sorry I couldn't report more! I hope to attend their 30th Anniversay Gala in March. Katia will dance the Pas from Don Q. (worth it just for that alone) and Rasta Thomas and Angel Corella will also be dancing as guests. It should be an exciting evening for sure!