Today, as we kick off December with a double-performance premiere, I would like to dedicate this particular post to all of the dancers who grace the world’s stages as a “Snowflake” or a “Flower” this Nutcracker Season.

The corps de ballet clusters of ‘Snow’ & ‘Flowers’ are the equivalent to the flocks of Swans & Sylphs in other notable ballets, however they require a tremendous amount of dancing and dedication to reinventing the excitement & exposition of choreography when performances occur on a near-daily basis throughout a chilly month of ‘cracking nuts’.  

So, here’s to every last blossoming flower & falling snowflake that contribute just as much to the magic as one SugarPlum Fairy.

Happy December! ~p.e.