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Why I Dance

The reason I dance is it’s a way to express myself, I can be my true self. It’s an amazing feeling being on stage in front of an audience.

My Secret Talent

I’m not sure I have a secret talent, but my husband thinks I could be an amazing golfer. He said I naturally have an amazing swing, but I just don’t have any time right now to put into it.

Who I Admire

Teresa Reichlen from NYCB, not only is she a beautiful dancer, but she is a great person. We are lucky enough to have her perform in our The Nutcracker every year to inspire our audience and younger dancers.

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Get to Know Tracy Ritter-Golson

Tracy Ritter-Golson trained at La Mesa Dance Academy with Cecelia Jaramillo before studying under NMBC’s founder, Suzanne Johnston.  She has been a member of NMBC since 2002, performing Lead Mirliton and Dew Drop in The Nutcracker, Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland, Glinda in Wizard of Oz, The Diva in The Phantom of the OperaBalletand in George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco.  In addition, she was a corps dancer in West Side Storyand Thoroughly Modern Millieand recently appeared as a dancer in the film A Million Ways to Diein the West.  Tracy has a passion for teaching and has had the opportunity to work with dancers aged three through pre-professional at Dance Theatre Southwest, Kids Love to Dance, La Mesa Dance Academy and NMBC.  She is currently in her ninth year with NDI-New Mexico where she is an Outreach Instructor.


The Nutcracker Ballet, Dracula, Romeo and Juliet, Spartacus, Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, Choreographers' Collective, Serenade, Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, Phantom of the Opera