This year, I had the privilege of dancing my Sugar Plum Fairy’s with Royal Ballet Principal Dancer Steven McRae. He arrived just a week before our first performance, but he knew the entire ballet through and through. Happily, things went smoothly from the very beginning and he was wonderful, generous partner. On stage, he is a brilliant and charismatic performer which really made this year’s Nutcrackers a pleasure to dance. What a nice treat for the holidays!