Mairead is currently training and performing with Indiana University Ballet Theater. While she takes two academic classes in the morning, the rest of her day is occupied with pilates and technique classes then an additional class such as pointe, pas de deux or variations, then rehearsals.
"For rehearsals we usually have big rehearsals for snow and flowers as well as run-throughs."
Mairead remembers her performances in the Nolte Nutcracker as more than just a performance. "I love looking back on the fun and community feeling and friendship involved in the long tech week nights at Englert, the between show food runs, and joy of performing."
She credits Nolte for preparing her and giving her the tools and technique needed at Indiana University Ballet Theater. Her advice for current performers in the Nolte Nutcracker is to "soak up all the good times and memories and really perform for the audience and give them and yourself some Christmas ballet magic"