A special thank you from my ballerina (plus a clip of her dancing!)

Dear Readers, This is Jewel, Elizabeth Esther's oldest daughter. I'm writing this today to offer my deepest thanks. I don't know where I would be without you. Due to your financial support, I am able to attend American Ballet Theatre's summer intensive in Irvine, California.

This audition season has been a rollercoaster with its ups and downs that never seemed to end. But now I've been accepted to ABT and can get off this ride. I can start living my dream thanks to all of you!

Lovingly, Jewel

Thank you to the following friends whose generosity made this possible (names listed in order of donations received): Theresa, Pedro, Katherine, Barbara, Daphne, Dallas, Mark, Patricia, Jennifer, Alexandra, Richard, Rushia, Joshua, Jessica, Sarah, Clare, Natasha, Leah, Dina and Emily.

Thanks to these generous friends, Jewel received $422.00 toward her ABT tuition and we were able to make our initial deposit, reserving her spot in the intensive. Our next payment of $700 is due on May 1st. I am leaving the donate button up on the right-hand sidebar until then. Thank you all again so much!

As a small thank you, here is a short clip of Jewel during one of her pointe classes. She didn't know I was recording her on my iPhone. I especially love the spontaneous little turns she does at the end--just pure joy and love of dance. :) Enjoy, friends. And thank you so much. xo.