Some of the character’s in Act II of The Nutcracker seem out of place and the dual personalities that come out in different versions of the ballet don’t make it any less confusing. If you look back into the ballet’s history, though, things do start to come together in the Kingdom of Sweets.
Every dancer has their favorite dance movies and documentaries. Juliette Clark, a dedicated ballet teacher and dance blogger at BalletScoop, offer her top three in the ballet genre, explaining their usefulness in the classroom as well as why they inspire her. See if you share Juliette’s enthusiasm for these titles and list your own favorites!