Visions of sugar plum fairies appeared in front of children as the Grand Rapids Ballet Company cast of ‘The Nutcracker’ made a special visit to Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

Dressed in full costume, the cast visited children on the 10th floor. They introduced themselves one at a time and then performed a short part of their dance routine for patients and staff to enjoy. They then reconvened in the Balk Cafe, where they put on a condensed version of the Nutcracker.

Attila Mosolygo, who performs the role of Herr Drosselmeyer and narrates the production, handed out little nutcracker ornaments to patients after visiting with them.  As he handed one to 7-year-old Jordyn Williams, he whispered to her, “Here is a little gift from all of us so you will never forget our visit.”