I've had this ornament forever. I was 5 or 6 when I got it. I think the wife of my dad's boss gave it to me. She gave each of us four kids an ornament. I liked ballet dancers and cats so this one was perfect for me.
I should double check with my mom that I have the story right. At any rate I've had this for a very long time and I've been putting it on a Christmas tree for almost as long as I can remember decorating one.