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NYCB Vol. 9 No. 16 - Nutcracker

Updated: Mar 30

(16/50) Suzanne: "Mr. Balanchine treated all human beings with respect, including children. He never talked down to them, or for that matter choreographed down to them. He dealt with all people at their highest level and assumed that they would behave at that level. And that is what the Sugar Plum Fairy does too.”

—Suzanne Farrell in The Nutcracker: A Story & a Ballet by Ellen Switzer




(left) Suzanne Farrell. Photo by Fred Fehl, 1964 (center) Balanchine and Suzanne. n.d.

(right) Balanchine and Suzanne. Photo by Herbert Migdoll for Dance Magazine.



Suzanne in the Sugar Plum Variation available in my Immortal Icons of Dance Shop.


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