Charlotte Nebres Bio, Wiki
Charlotte Nebres has made history. Charlotte is starring as Marie, the young heroine of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, which opened Friday at New York City Ballet. She’s the first black ballerina to be cast in the lead role for the prestigious company. Charlotte Nebres is the epitome of Black Girl Magic
— The Root (@TheRoot) December 1, 2019
She is 11 years old.
Charlotte Nebres Parents
Nebres, whose mother is of Trinidadian descent and father’s side is from the Philippines, was six years old when Misty Copeland became the first female African-American principal at American Ballet Theater.
Barriers can be broken at any age! 11yo #CharlotteNebres is starring as Marie, the young heroine of George Balanchine’s #TheNutcracker, which opened Friday at @NYCballet. She’s the first black ballerina to be cast in the lead role for the prestigious co.https://t.co/by9RmCjrHl
— Genevieve Lopez (@genevievelopez_) December 2, 2019
Nebres is the middle child of three who attends the ABT school and the one her mother, Danielle, refers to her as a quiet and artistic “free spirit” who likes to draw and sing.
11-Yr-Old Ballerina Charlotte Nebres Makes History as 1st Black Lead n NYC Ballet’s The Nutcracker*”To me, it just feels like when I dance I feel free & I feel empowered. I feel like I can do anythg when I dance. It makes me happy.. pic.twitter.com/dAkjBrqm3F
— Smilingl8dy (@Smilingl8dy) December 2, 2019
Charlotte Nebres was cast in the famous production which dates back to 1954.
Charlotte was only six years old when Misty Copeland became the first female African-American principal at American Ballet Theater and recalls being inspired by seeing someone on stage who looked like her, The New York Times reports.
Now, Charlotte is a ballerina at the School of American Ballet and will be making a name for herself on stage in The Nutcracker.
Charlotte Nebres First Black Marie, Made History
A symbol of magic, Charlotte Nebres has made history by becoming the first black ballerina to star as Marie – the young heroine of George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker” which happened Friday at New York City Ballet.
“When she told Charlotte that she was the first, Ms. Nebres said, her daughter’s response was: ‘Wow. That seems a little late.’”
Excited to see this on The Times’s arts section front today https://t.co/tmi5JINsEJ
— Emily Isaacman (@emilyisaacman) November 29, 2019
The Nutcracker is set to Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky’s classic score. It is the most famous stage production of ballet performed in the U.S. featuring the New York City Ballet’s entire roster of more than 150 dancers and musicians.
Nebres said “when I dance I feel free and I feel empowered. I feel like I can do anything when I dance. It makes me happy, and I’m going to do what makes me happy. You don’t need to think about anything else.”