How does a Sugar Plum Fairy earn her wings?

Behind the scenes with Cincinnati Ballet

CINCINNATI -- The role of the Sugar Plum Fairy is a milestone in the life of every ballerina and, with every holiday run of "The Nutcracker," Cincinnati Ballet does its best to spread the wealth.

Four ballerinas share the role in a rotating cast during performances Dec. 20-29. In this video inside rehearsal, we meet two of the Sugar Plum Fairies — Courtney Connor Jones and Abigail Morwood — and find out how these dancers place their own stamps on an iconic role.

IF YOU GO ...

What: Cincinnati Ballet's "The Nutcracker"

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20-22 and 27-28; 2 p.m. Dec. 21; 1 p.m. Dec. 22 and 29; 2 p.m. Dec. 28 and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 29.   

Where: Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati

Cost: $32-$94

Info: (513) 621-5282

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