Hi, I'm Zelda, and you have entered the Zelda Zone.
How was your holiday? Mine was great!
When you dream, do you dream about what you want to be when you grow up?
Well, I have met a girl who has made her dream. Her name is Rochelle an she's a ballet dancer. She has been dancing since she was 2 years old.
Rochelle is 10 and very graceful.
Rochelle is a cool girl. The coolest thing about her is she gets to be herself.
I went behind the scenes before her performance in the Nutcracker at Chandler Center for the Arts.
I met her friends and they all seemed very nice. They made me feel like I belonged. I watched them get their makeup on. Then they went into another room to get into their costumes.
Rochelle had three parts in this season's Nutcracker. She also has danced in Cinderella, Peter Pan and with the Phoenix Symphony.
She has made two DVDs about ballet dancing.
She makes it look fun to dance.
If you see these, I hope it encourages you to follow your dreams.
This interview has encouraged me to follow mine.
I'll talk to you later!
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Why do you like ballet?
I always loved the graceful moves...In the summer I do jazz and character and modern, but I like ballet better
because it's a natural thing.
Do your feet ever hurt?
Sometimes, if I have a long rehearsal, but it doesn't matter because I enjoy what I'm doing.
How often do you practice?
I go to ballet classes all the time, four to five times a week.
Do you have favorite shoes?
Point shoes hurt the most, but I enjoy them the most. Even though it hurts really bad, you can do more turns
and more graceful things with
them. It's really pretty.
What is the best
I like performing
in front of people
and showing them
what I can do.
And I like being
Do you ever get
a show. But when I get
on stage I'm not nervous
Do you have any advice for kids who
might want to learn ballet?
Ballet isn't as hard as it looks. It's more
fun. I think it's better for your body than
What else do you like to do?
Crafts, make messes,
play piano and collect
Pirates of the Carribbean.
Is there anything
you would like our
readers to know
I act like a
goofball when I
with my friends...
being a goofball is
the key to friendship.
To learn more about
Rochelle you can visit
Kids Celebrate January 2007