Orlando Ballet’s “Nutcracker” Opens Tonight

ORLANDO, Fla. — Slipping on her pointe shoes, 13-year-old Amaya Joseph is living her best dream come true as she leaps into the role of a lifetime.

  • Orlando Ballet’s The Nutcracker runs through December 16
  • Amaya Joseph, Cristina Sotolongo alternate the role of Clara
  • The ballet expanded performances because of demand
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  • WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: Go inside a dress rehearsal for Orlando Ballet’s The Nutcracker and meet Amaya Joseph (Created by Joh Ficurilli/Spectrum News 13)

“Sometimes I’m like, ‘Oh wow!’ ” Amaya said. “This show is going to be sold out, and everybody’s going to be there and everyone’s going to be watching and I definitely do get intimidated.” 

Amaya remembers reading out loud each word of the email her mother received notifying her…

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