About the Book
Clara's Nutcracker is the 3rd book in a series of Little Haley Stories written by Amy Arnaz. Here is the story of The Nutcracker Ballet told by Mommy to her daughter, Haley, in words even the youngest child will understand. The magic of The Nutcracker is evident throughout the story and the book includes over 30 color photographs to support the story visually.
Amy Arnaz founded non-profit Boulder City Ballet Company in Boulder City NV in 1998 along with her husband Desi Arnaz Jr. All proceeds from Clara's Nutcracker go to benefit the ballet company.
Haley is the daughter of Amy & Desi Arnaz and the series of Little Haley Stories are based on events that really did happen to Haley when she was a little girl.
With the immense support of my husband, Desi Arnaz Jr., I founded non-profit Boulder City Ballet Company in 1998. We love to work with children and because of that we dedicate most of our theatrical endeavors to them. We own the Historic Boulder Theatre in Boulder City NV and it is home to BCBC. Our daughter, Haley, is one of our choreographers, so our work (if you want to call it work!) is a family effort. We love our community, love our many kitties and our scruffy dog, Jelly. Besides presenting ballet productions in our theatre, we have also presented An Evening with Lucille Ball, Tormé Sings Tormé, A Tribute to Dean Martin, Chautauqua, The Dam Short Film Festival and many more wonderful shows. But since our main love is working with children, we LOVE to present shows for them! I have written several original ballets for my students and have turned two of them into books -- The Magic Tutu and Juliana Cuddles. Clara's Nutcracker is my 3rd book and many more are coming.