Why I Dance
I dance because I can’t help it. It has been such an important part of my life for so many years that if I didn’t dance, I wouldn’t know what to do with myself.
My Secret Talent
My secret talent is the ability to eat way more food than should be possible. I once ate 12 pieces of pie.
Who I Admire
There are many people whom I admire, but the person I admire most is my mom. She is so strong, courageous and generous, and she never stops fighting for what she believes.
Get to Know Brenna O'Brien MacDonellBrenna O’Brien MacDonell grew up in Grass Valley, California, and moved to Albuquerque this year to attend the University of New Mexico and dance with NMBC. She started ballet when she was 5 years old and joined Holt Ballet Conservatory when it opened in 2011 where she danced until she left California. Brenna has participated in productions of The Nutcracker for 12 years including 7 performances as Clara, and one year as the Sugar Plum Fairy. She has also performed in numerous other productions where she had opportunities to perform roles such as Kitri in Don Quixote, Four Swans in Swan Lake, Cinderella and Swanhilda in Coppélia. She has also attended summer intensives at Marin Dance Theatre, State Street Ballet, American Ballet Theatre Irvine and Joffrey Ballet San Francisco. Brenna is very excited to have the opportunity to be dancing with NMBC this year.
The Nutcracker Ballet