Saturday, September 03, 2005

Prayers Answered

Mine, anyway, and her mother's and sister's. After a year of auditions during which her hopes were often raised only to be cruelly dashed, Elizabeth, my dancing queen, went to Chicago last weekend for her last chance this year and returned feeling good about it, but still not sure where she stood. Yesterday she got a phone call and it is now a done deal: she will be a full-time company member of the Chicago Ballet. The dream, for which she has worked all her life, is alive. Thanks be to God.

If I'm able, I'll get a picture of her up in the next few days.

13 comments:

Peony Moss said...

YAY!

Anonymous said...

As an anonymous fan of your blog for a while now...I am happy to congratulate your entire family. You must be so proud. Joffrey? Civic Ballet?

William Luse said...

Peony, hey there. I knew you were around.

anonymous: why do you have to be anonymous? Never mind.
Elizabeth's teacher here in Orlando used to dance for the Joffrey (and so, too, one of her teachers at IU), so he thought his recommendation might carry some weight when she auditioned, but apparently not. That's partly what I mean by the cruelty of the regime. Anyway, this other outfit is just called the Chicago Ballet, which is trying to fill the gap left by the Civic Ballet, which is now defunct. That leaves only the Joffrey and the Chicago as the major companies for that toddlin' town, unusual for a city that size.

MamaT said...

Oh, I'm so glad!!! Yee Haw!!!

William Luse said...

Thanks, Terry.

alicia said...

how absolutely wonderful!!!!!!

William Luse said...

Appreciate it, Alicia.

Ellyn said...

Major congrats!!!!

William Luse said...

Thanks, ma'am.

Sparki said...

Congratulations to Elizabeth!

William Luse said...

Sparki, good to see you.

TS said...

Schwee-eet!! Now if the Chicago ballet ever travels to Columbus I hope they have their names on their...ballet shoes or something.

William Luse said...

:~)

After I get a picture of her up, you won't need to look at her shoes.