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Send These #BalletPlots TikToks to Anyone Asking What Your Variation Means

Ever brought a friend to a ballet performance and spent all of intermission explaining what happened during act one? Yeah—ballet stories can be, uh, complicated. And that's why we're grateful for ballet student Katelyn Powers' #balletplots TikTok posts.

In a series of videos that's been taking over ballet TikTok, Katelyn explains the (sometimes very weird) stories of classic productions. Beat for beat, she breaks down ballets from Don Quixote to The Nutcracker, featuring herself as narrator, director, costume designer, and performer in every role.

The result? Quirky 60-second videos that are as funny as they are informative. Here are some of our favorites.

"The Nutcracker"


nutcracker story!!🩰 click here ➡️##balletplots ⬅️ to see the other story videos!! ##ballet ##storytime

♬ original sound - katelyn_power

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