By Amber Elliott
Winell Herron has never forgotten her first ballet. She thinks back to her 6-year-old self, seeing “The Nutcracker” with her mother in Austin, and how moments like that can really change the trajectory of a person’s life.
“It was transformative; I got involved in dance classes after that,” Herron says. “I still see that magic today — kids’ eyes get big, their mouths hang open. A lot of people take that feeling for granted.”