By Julia Jacobs
24 December 2019
The red velvet seats at the David H. Koch Theater were quickly filling up — not with the usual ballet audience, but with squirming, shrieking and giggling elementary school students.
On a Tuesday morning in December, the day after the first snow of the season, a couple thousand students spilled out from school buses and marched single file into the theater, where the New York City Ballet would perform “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker” just for them.
Each class at Girls Prep is named after a woman of significance; these students are in the “Maria Tallchief class,” named for the ballerina who played the Sugarplum Fairy when Balanchine first restaged “The Nutcracker” in 1954.
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