Stage & Dance

December 9, 2011 12:00 AM

'The Nutcracker': Ballerinas' dreams of dancing Clara fulfilled

Dance fans have three chances to see local productions of the Christmas classic this December, and all of them open this weekend. In anticipation of this holiday flurry, we sat down with the six young dancers who are living what many of them called "every little girl's dream": dancing the role of Clara, the young girl who dreams that the nutcracker she has been given on Christmas Eve comes to life as a prince and takes her through Tchaikovsky's wintery kingdom of candy, fairies and love.

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