NYCB – The Nutcracker Season 2011-2012

When ballet and statistics come together, it’s interesting to examin the results for The Nutcracker, performing on December. 44 performances of The Nutcracker have been danced by the dancers.

NYCB - The Nutcracker Season 2011-2012

 

NYCB - The Nutcracker Season 2011-2012

Without surprise the leading roles are mostly performed by Principal Dancers:

  • 98% of the performances for Sugar Plum
  • 84% of the performances for Cavalier
  • 84% of the performances for Dew Drop

 

NYCB - The Nutcracker Season 2011-2012

Some Principal dancers dance more thant others:

  • Megan Fairchilds – 16% of the performances as Sugarplum and 16% as Dewdrop
  • Sara Mearns – 14% as Sugarplum and 16% as Dewdrop
  • Teresa Reicheln – 11% as Sugarplum and 14% as Dewdrop
  • Jenifer Ringer and Wendy Whelan danced absolutely no leading roles this Nutcracker season

 

  • Jonathan Stafford – 18% as Cavalier
  • Joaquin De Luz – 14% as Cavalier
  • Jared Angle – 14% as Cavalier
  • Daniel Ulbricht has not been casted for the leading role

 

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  • All Principal dancers have been casted for the Dewdrop except Ashley Bouder and Janie Taylor (Jenifer Ringer and Wendy Whelan as well)

Some soloists or dancers of the CDB have the chance to perform the leading roles one or more:

  • Sugar Plum: Rebecca Krohn – Soloist (1 perofrmance)
  • Cavalier: Ask La Cour – Soloist (4 performances) ; Catazaro – CDB (2 performances) ; Peiffer – CDB (1 performance)
  • Dew Drop: Ana Sophia Scheller – Soloist (3 perf.) ; Savannah Lowery (1 perf.) ; King – CDB (2 perf.) ; Lecrone (1 perf.)

 

 

NYCB - The Nutcracker Season 2011-2012

NYCB - The Nutcracker Season 2011-2012

If we analyze the second roles, some of them are performed by principals, soloists or dancers of the CDB, the others are performed only by Soloists or dancers of the CDB.

  • Candy Cane: 27% are performed by Principals – Daniel Ulbricht and Robert Fairchild
  • Coffee: 18% are performed by Principals – Teresa Reicheln
  • Marizpan: 9% are performed by Principals – Tiler Peck
  • Tea: 7% are performed by Principals – Daniel Ulbricht

NYCB - The Nutcracker Season 2011-2012

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