Last weekend we went to see the Rockettes in Nashville. It was a good show, but my absolute favorite part was the small sequence of Nutcracker ballet performances. Granted they were done with ballerinas in stuffed animal costumes, but I’ll take any of it! Looking back, my whole childhood and teenage years were surrounded by the Nutcracker. The ballet company I was with did performances throughout the holidays, during the middle of the week and weekends. I remember getting out of school to go dance and then coming back later that night to dance again. I did so many parts, from when I was a little girl and barley able to move my feet around to when I was a teen on pointe. Sadly, my feet gave out and my devotion to dance dwindled before I turned 16 or 17, but this time of year always makes me think back to that magical time in my life.
Here’s a little nutcracker/ballet inspiration for you!
No. 1 – Anna Pavlova, one of the most recognized pioneers of ballet.
No. 2 –Essie’s Ballet Slippers Nail Polish.
No. 3 – Ballet T-shirt from The Australian Ballet Company.
No. 4 – Silver Nutcracker from Target.
No. 5 – D&G layered Tulle skirt from Net-A-Porter.
No. 6 – Parisian Ballet Flats from Bhldn.
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