Guest Blogger Catherine Hurlin, ABT's New Clara

November 28, 2001

This is the first guest blog post by student Catherine Hurlin, who’s rehearsing the role of Clara for ABT’s new
Nutcracker. Stay tuned for more posts from Catherine!


Hey! My name is Catherine Hurlin and I am learning the part of Clara for American Ballet Theatre’s new production of The Nutcracker, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky. I’m 14 years old and go the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at ABT. I just moved up to level 6, and I’m ready for anything!


Last week’s rehearsal was all about the snow scene–we’re almost done, and it’s really exciting. The scene starts with us the Nutcracker Prince (my friend Tyler) and I being really happy and excited and just having a fun time. But in this Nutcracker the snowflakes are evil, and I get to faint!  Mr. Ratmansky is a famous and brilliant choreographer and it’s an honor to get to work with him.

See you next week,