Get Real with Alessandra Ball James, Dancer with Charlotte Ballet

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Quick stats: dancer with Charlotte Ballet

Family tree: lives with her husband Michael and their 19-month-old son Charles, plus two dogs, Rex and Chance

Favorite indulgence: Junior Mints, and I can never resist a good Kombucha tea

Favorite outing: getting smoothies from Carolina Smoothies and then walking around Freedom Park

Favorite local eats: Pio-Pio

iPod: Bov Iver

Latest read: “Modern Essentials” about how to use essential oils in everyday life

DVR: “Blacklist”

In your bag: extra Emergen-C packets, Boogie Wipes for Charlie, diapers and my favorite lipgloss L’Occitane revitalizing oil blend roll on

Can’t live without: my family, of course

Stress buster: online shopping. Amazon one-click gets me in trouble!

See Alessandra in action in Nutcracker through Dec. 23 — she’ll be alternating performances as the Snow Queen and Sugar Plum Fairy.

SEE ALSO: Get to know Anna Gerberich, principal dancer and (other!) Sugar Plum Fairy for Charlotte Ballet.