The first time she auditioned for the Cincinnati Ballet’s annual production of “The Nutcracker,” she said, she didn’t make the list. The second time, she joined the ensemble and practiced as an understudy to that year’s Clara.
“I thought, this is such a great role,” she said. “I said, ‘Maybe I should shoot for it next year.’ ”
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Now that she’s landed the coveted spot, Tregre said she hopes she can inspire other young dancers like herself.
“I think it’s a very big honor, and I’m really excited that it’s happening,” she said.
The Cincinnati Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” opens Dec. 14 at Music Hall.
This story contains reporting by Journal-News media partner WCPO.