Nutcracker Dancers As Children!

We Raided Their Family Albums (And Found These Snaps)

Since Nutcracker Means Family this week, we raided the family albums of the dancers you’ll see onstage in Nutcracker. We’ve paired their former selves with how they look now—but how many did you guess before peeking?

  • Yuan Yuan Tan, principal dancer

    Yuan Yuan Tan in Tomasson's Nutcracker (© Erik Tomasson)

  • Maria Kochetkova, principal dancer

    Maria Kochetkova and Pascal Molat in Tomasson's Nutcracker (© Erik Tomasson)

  • Sasha De Sola, soloist

    Sasha De Sola rehearses Ratmansky's From Foreign Lands (© Erik Tomasson)

  • Clara Blanco, soloist

    Clara Blanco in Tomasson's Giselle (© Erik Tomasson)

  • Dana Genshaft, soloist

    Dana Genshaft in Tomasson's The Sleeping Beauty (© Erik Tomasson)

  • Luke Willis, corps de ballet

    Luke Willis in company class (© Erik Tomasson)

  • Henry Sidford, corps de ballet

    Henry Sidford (front) in Tomasson's Criss-Cross (© Erik Tomasson)

  • Koto Ishihara, corps de ballet

    Koto Ishihara backstage during Tomasson's Giselle (© Erik Tomasson)

  • Jaime Garcia Castilla, principal dancer

    Jaime Garcia Castilla in Tomasson's Nutcracker (© Erik Tomasson)

  • Dores André, soloist

    Dores André (left) in Tomasson's Nutcracker (© Erik Tomasson)

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