Visions of Sugarplums

Airin Emery

Paige, Lori and Zel, our Dance Series ballerinas, return to watch the Nutcracker auditions at New York Company Ballet, longing for the days when they were the age and height to be Clara, the coveted role. As they watch the young hopefuls they bet on which girl will get the chance of a lifetime. What will happen when competitive dance queen Macayla and her ballet bunhead stepsister Alexa both want the part? Who will get it and how will this affect the newly blended family’s Christmas? Will it bring them together or pull this family apart? Will young Shannon be able to handle the rehearsal and performance schedule a professional performance demands? And will Jenny’s high powered business exec parents actually get her to rehearsals and shows between conference calls and out of town meetings? Visions of Sugarplums introduces the Dance Series to a new generation of dancers. Start with Visions of Sugarplums, then go back and read the whole series.

About the author

After a professional dance career that included everything from Fosse to Cirque du Soleil she has changed gears and now focuses her artistry on choreography and writing. She maintains co-ownership of a dance studio in the Midwest, adjudicates for competitions & festivals and currently lives by Pismo Beach with her husband, three children, and two precocious Corgis.

Airin Emery