In 1891, world renowned choreographer, Marius Petipa commissioned Peter Tchaikovsky to compose the music for Alexandre Dumas’s adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffman’s tale “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.” In 1954, George Balanchine, another world renowned choreographer, created a new production. His innovative choreography sparked the imagination of viewing audiences. Since then, The Nutcracker has been the most widely performed ballet in the world.
Pippa danced the role of ‘Lead Flower’ in this London Royal Ballet performance at Covent Garden.