San Francisco Ballet principal Joseph Walsh at age 3 as the tiny green elf in his local Nutcracker. Courtesy Walsh.

#TBT: 6 Pros Reveal Their Cutest Childhood "Nutcracker" Photos

Oh, Nutcracker... It's the ballet experience that unites us all, from young student to seasoned pro. Whether you made your entrance in a mouse costume or under Mother Ginger's skirt, do you remember the choreography and costume of your very first role?

Today, six professionals share their favorite childhood Nutcracker photos and memories.


Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre Principal

Courtesy Copeland

My first Nutcracker was after eight months of dancing. I was Clara and was absolutely thrilled to be onstage. That was when I fell in love with ballet.

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