Former Ballet West dancers share Nutcracker memories.
McFall came to the attention of Christensen, known as Mr. C, when she started taking ballet technique classes in his Sugar House studio and became his teaching assistant at age 12.
"He was like a second father to me," she says. "I learned so much from him about discipline and the etiquette of the theater. If anyone was two minutes late for class, they weren’t allowed to enter, and the rest of my life I’ve been 15 minutes early for everything."