Year 10 student and talented ballet dancer Laela performed as part of the South Australian Children’s Ballet Company’s production of Aladdin and the Genie of Unlimited Wishes in the Adelaide Fringe. It was an amazing experience for me and all those involved. The show required months of preparation, including learning the choreography, costume fittings and technical rehearsals, spending many hours perfecting the details in dances and story. The show’s costumes, music and set were fantastic, making it a joy to perform each day. The backstage and front of house crew, committee, rehearsal director, technical director and artistic director all worked incredibly hard to organise and establish the show and create opportunity for the dancers to each showcase their skills. Being a lead in the ballet was an experience that I will always cherish and I am grateful to have been a part of the show.