Tag: nutcracker

Kids Say the Darndest—and Most Hilarious—Things

In need of a new laugh-out-loud YouTube series to keep you entertained for hours? Enter, Kid Snippets. This series of videos have been making the rounds online for a few months now, and they’re amazingly hilarious! How it works: Little kids talk about stuff, then grownups act out a scene to their voices. Scenarios range […]

Nutcracker Survival Tips

Nutcracker season is in full swing! We asked Boston Ballet principals (and siblings!) Lia and Jeffrey Cirio for their best tips about how to survive and thrive during the run of performances. Be sure to catch Boston Ballet’s brand-new Nutcracker November 23-December 30. Dance Spirit: What’s your favorite Nutcracker role to dance? Lia Cirio: I […]

Nutcracker "Snow" Scene Answers

So how’d you do, bunheads? Did you match each “Snow” scene to the correct Nutcracker? Here are the answers (including each production’s choreographer): 1. F Pacific Northwest Ballet in Kent Stowell’s Nutcracker (photo by Angela Sterling) 2. A New York City Ballet in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker (photo by Paul Kolnik) 3. B Boston Ballet‘s […]

Meet Clara

You might not guess it if you saw her perform today, but Elizabeth Gaither of The Washington Ballet started her Nutcracker career wearing a pair of knickers—as a little boy in the party scene. But it wasn’t long before she got to don the coveted party dress worn by the ballet’s lead, Clara. At age […]