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Curse

The Toronto Star article (December 15, 2001).

Much like the “Curse of the Clara’s” none of the dancers who played the role of Marie in James Kudelka’s The Nutcracker had gone on to dance the role of The Sugar Plum Fairy – until December 2011. First Soloist Elena Lobsabova who played Marie as a student of Canada’s National Ballet School in 1997 and 1998, made her debut as The Sugar Plum Fairy on December 17.

Read The Toronto Star article about breaking the curse

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Top image credit: The National Ballet of Canada tutus on display. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.