Many little girls love ballet – but for Olivia, the tale of 'The Nutcracker' held a special magic. When Olivia made her wish to be a ballerina, her parents’ greatest hope was for her to have a chance to be a little girl again. Luckily, when fellow dance lovers The Australian Ballet heard about her wish, they were determined to help make that happen.
Every ballerina needs a mentor, so Olivia was given a special one-on-one dance lesson with Australian Ballet coryphée Brooke Lockett. The pair formed a special bond, which gave Olivia an extra reason to be excited for her wish – Brooke was performing the lead role of Clara in The Nutcracker, Olivia’s favourite! When the big day arrived, Brooke gave Olivia a VIP tour backstage, where Olivia practised her pirouettes with all the dancers and tried on beautiful costumes from the show, giggling and twirling about. She then got to watch from the best seats in the house as her new friends performed onstage.
More on Olivia's story: http://www.makeawish.org.au/wishes/latest-wishes/oliviaswish
Video: Thanks to Trapdoor Productions.