Meet the Dancers: Maggie Oates-Johnson


Maggie will be dancing in ‘Twas the Night Before Nutcracker in 2021. Learn more about her below!

How many years have you performed in The Nutcracker?
This will be my seventh year.

How old were you when you saw The Nutcracker for the first time?
I was two years old.

Favourite Nutcracker backstage tradition?
Re-enacting and dancing the dorm scene backstage with my friends in the cast, and doing our little shake down before we perform on stage!

Favourite Nutcracker puppet?
The fluffy sheep!

Real tree or fake tree?
Real tree.

Gift bag or gift wrap?
Gift wrap.

Hot chocolate with or without marshmallows?
No marshmallows… whipped cream instead!

Favourite holiday cookie?
Chocolate chip cookies all year round!

What do you love about dance?
I love being able to express myself in ways I can’t with words, and feeling the music while challenging myself to grow each day in this beautiful art.