For Kathryn Carlson, the holidays are not just about family, food and gifts — they’re also about dance. The 30-year-old native of Somers Point, N.J., joined the Ballet Theatre of Maryland in 2003 as an apprentice dancer after graduating from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Just one year later, Carlson was promoted to company member. Since then, she has performed roles such as Katrina in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” Guinevere in “Excalibur” and the title role in “
Worst pet peeve? People who make excuses for their mistakes
What's on your
What song are you hating/loving right now? Loving “Sydney” by Brett Dennen; can't get on board with anything
Last concert you went to? The Dirty Names — LOVE local arts!
Your worst habit? Apologizing for things that aren't my fault
Trend that has exceeded its natural lifespan? UGGS!!!!!
Favorite dancer or performer? Dancer: Alessandra Ferri; Performer:
Last movie you liked/disliked? Loved the new "Muppets" movie
Last video that made you snort with laughter? Wizard People, Dear Reader [an alternative voice-over to “
TV shows you can't get enough of? "The Whitest Kids U'Know" ... Trevor Moore is a brilliant comedian!!!
Favorite book you recently read? "The Hunger Games" trilogy
Last great meal you had? Thanksgiving, of course! But currently craving a steak from Lewnes' in Annapolis!
Food you hate? Love all food ... shocking for a dancer
Favorite and most loathed fashion statements? Favorite: equestrian-inspired boots; Least: formal shorts
Favorite quote/saying? "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
Favorite way to relax after a show? Friends, food and drinks!
Source of inspiration? My beautiful and talented friends who are a constant source of positive energy in the studio and on stage!
Favorite ballet? "Romeo and Juliet." My dream role and the music is breathtaking (Prokofiev of course)!
AS TOLD TO LAURA LEFAVOR, B
If you go
What: Ballet Theatre of Maryland's "The Nutcracker"
When: 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis