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Nutcracker Kids Slideshow: Behind the Scenes at Pacific Northwest Ballet

Every year, more than two hundred Pacific Northwest Ballet students perform in the ballet company's beloved 30-year-old production of Nutcracker, committing to nearly ten hours per week of rehearsal in addition to their regular dance. What is it like to be a Nutcracker kid? How does the experience continue to have an impact on performers years later? This slideshow and accompanying article provides a fascinating glimpse.

Nutcracker, Pacific Northwest Ballet

Ballet Master Otto Neubert has been preparing PNB School students for Nutcracker for 23 years. Photo © Angela Sterling, 2007

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