Why We Love The Nutcracker
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Why We Love The Nutcracker

Why We Love the Nutcracker

Why We Love the Nutcracker

Like many of you, I’m guessing, seeing The Nutcracker every year was a major holiday tradition growing up. My studio never put on our own production, so my BFF Becky and I would go to a different show each winter with our moms.

We started small by seeing a Nutcracker at St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH. I was young, it was my first Nut experience, and my mind was blown.

Eventually, we upgraded: We took a drive south to see Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker. Mind = further blown. Whether on a small school stage or a much larger one, The Nutcracker was instantly magical to me, and it was a crucial part of my early dance experience. I became obsessed with the Tchaikovsky score, and I always picked a really lavish dress to wear to the show because being fancy was important at The Nutcracker.

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