A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Michelle Dorrance's Delightful Tap "Nutcracker"

Michelle Dorrance (photo by Jayme Thornton for Dance Magazine)

There's a new holiday dance tradition in the works, thanks to the genius brain of tapper Michelle Dorrance. Dorrance Dance, her innovative company, is putting its own spin on The Nutcracker, using Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's jazzy version of the classic score and a slew of talented tappers, including Josette Wiggan-Freund as the production's "Sugar Rum Cherry." Check out this behind-the-scenes look at the company's fast-paced, anything-goes creative process, and catch the world premiere of The Nutcracker Suite at The Joyce Theater in NYC from December 17 to January 5.


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