Deborah Bailay, Creator of Children’s Ballets, creates original stories for her students based on their interests and joys. In the grand tradition of ballet storytelling, she then develops these stories and turns them into captivating miniature ballets choreographed and costumed as a colorful theatrical production with beautiful props. The students dance all the roles (except select character roles, like the Merry-Go-Round Keeper for Miss Bailay, of course) and become immersed in the storytelling and enactment of the story through dance and mime. Some ballets may be based on well-known stories, like the Nutcracker Petite Suite. Sometimes a Guest Artist may join the cast. All the ballets result in informal showings by the students in a classroom studio presented for their parents and relatives.