Posted 04 December 2007 - 09:52 AM
Does anybody know what and where it happened besides that it was on the road coming back from PA? There was the first snowstorm of the year that night or day, or the night before, just such a terribly dangerous time. It can happen to anyone and all change in an instant. My heart goes out to her and her family especially.
Posted 04 December 2007 - 10:06 AM
She will certainly be greatly missed.
Has anyone seen any updates on the other dancers involved?
Posted 04 December 2007 - 02:02 PM
Posted 04 December 2007 - 02:30 PM
May Jennifer rest in peace.
Posted 04 December 2007 - 06:15 PM
Thank you Jennifer for your gift to us with all your hard work and love of dance. You will not be forgotten.
Whenever the snow falls at the Nutcracker my thoughts will pull towards you.
Posted 04 December 2007 - 06:28 PM
Jenny has loved dancing since she was a squirrel in a pageant at age 3... she sure came a long way, didn't she?!
We appreciate your kind thoughts and prayers at this time. As a few people have said, she is dancing in the golden clouds now, and has our brother Jonathan with her too.
The show must go on - but please do remember her joy.
Posted 04 December 2007 - 08:30 PM
Posted 04 December 2007 - 09:31 PM
Posted 04 December 2007 - 10:55 PM
I treasure the memory of Jennifer's Hermia in the Ashton Dream. She was always wonderful, whatever she danced, but her Hermia was an almost impossible combination of funny and touching, hilarious and heartbreaking.
Posted 05 December 2007 - 06:52 AM
Just a few hours before Jennifer's fatal crash, I drove the same road in the opposite direction. I was very relieved to get home as it was a very dangerous evening for driving. So sad that Jennifer and others did not get home that night.
Posted 05 December 2007 - 12:34 PM
As the latest news reports explain, Jennifer was not dancing in the Nutcracker. Her husband and Nicole were the guest stars.
..... Still, I just kept thinking :" The last thing Jennifer did on this earth before departing was making many children and families happy at her last "Nutcracker" performance".
RIP Jennifer Alexander
Quote from the New York Times (see today's links for URL) :
Mr. Bragado-Young had played the Nutcracker Prince at Williamsport for four years; Ms. Graniero the Sugar Plum Fairy for two. Ms. Alexander was there because she and her husband were inseparable, friends said.
Calgary Sun (also in today's links):
"He was dancing and Jen was there as support."
This tragedy has not left my consciousness since we all heard the news. I did not know Jennifer personally either, but as a mother with a child her age, I share the grief of her parents, who, we learn through Jennifer's sibling's beautiful post, have already lost one child, Jennifer's brother. That it is the Christmas season makes Jennifer's death even more devastating as we think of her family going through the holiday without her, and of Julio Bragado-Young not having his first Christmas with his beloved new wife. My heart is with her parents and sibling as they go through the next few days of necessary heartbreaking tasks. My whole family is with Jennifer's loved ones at this time, in thought and in prayer. God bless you all.
Posted 05 December 2007 - 03:26 PM
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