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Photo Essay: Nutcrackers Around the Nation Display Regional Flair

Houston Ballet

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Photo: Amitava Sarkar

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Houston Ballet

Former Artistic Director Ben Stevenson put a particularly unique twist on his "Land of the Sweets" when he created a cast of "Flying Cooks" to prepare treats for Clara in Houston Ballet's The Nutcracker. "Whenever I am dancing the role of the 'Sugar Plum Fairy,'" says principal dancer Amy Fote, "it is a joy sitting on the throne and hearing the delightful giggles as the cooks whiz on by overhead."

Photo Essay

Photo Essay