I've been taking ballet since I was 5, with a one-year break. I got on pointe on 2/3/07, and I've loved every minute of it. Well, except the little bit of toe pains, but those are expected. I'm an "apprentice" to my company, I guess you could say. Our levels are sort of different.
Ohh and my favorite ballet is Nutcracker. Actually, I'm obsessed with it. It's so much fun! Dress rehearsals, costuming, performing, everything. I hope I'm Clara one year!