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Submitted by the Ballet Women’s Committee.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Ballet Women’s Committee. The Ballet Women’s Committee was founded in 1867 at the proposal of John W. Gustafson to support the Alabama Ballet though the revenue generated from the Poinsettia Debutante Ball. Read more


This summer, Elizabeth Lindsey studied Russian language, culture and ballet at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. Read more


1213 Mary Margaret Freeland Nutcracker

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Mary Margaret started begging to take dancing as soon as she was old enough to talk. At age 4, she saw her first Nutcracker performance and emerged with a single aspiration. She wanted to be Clara when she grew up. Read more


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