“They think it’s cool”; “They don’t really tease me about it”; “A lot of my teachers support me & come to see me in it”; It’s like a dream come true, it’s amazing”. These are the words from the young boys who star in The Nutcracker performed by The New York City Ballet this holiday season. It’s more than wonderful to see that the stigma attached to boys taking on dance and in particular, ballet has fallen and that as a result more boys are embracing the stage as ballet dancers.
The Wall Street Journal’s piece is a heartwarming audio directly from these young dancers who sound not only confident in their dance, but extremely proud of their art. Kudos Guys, let’s hope some of your friends are motivated to join you on the ballet stage! Click below to listen.