New York City Ballet Casts 11-Year-Old Charlotte Nebres as First Black ‘Nutcracker’ Lead

11-year-old Charlotte Nebres is making history this holiday season as the first Black lead at the New York City Ballet’s annual production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. via People: Charlotte, a student at the School of American Ballet, was hand-picked … Read more…

Misty Copeland Talks Mentoring, The ‘Nutcracker’ & Her Unconventional Holiday Tradition

Source: Shamika Sanders / @Shamika_Sanders It’s a dream come true for Misty Copeland to star in the Disney adaptation Nutcracker And The Four Realms. Misty, who danced in the classic ballet when she was 13, calls it a “full circle” … Read more…

‘Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Looks Magical and Dazzling; Here’s Everything We Know

The story that inspired Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms dates back to the early 19th century, adapted most famously into a ballet that became enormously popular in recent years. It tells of a toy that comes to life … Read more…