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Charlotte Nebres


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Charlotte Nebres is a twelve-year-old pre-professional ballet dancer. Charlotte was the first Black dancer to be cast as Marie–the young heroine of “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker”–in New York City Ballet’s show. Her history-making performance during the 2019 holiday season was covered by The New York Times, CBS News, Essence, GMA, and more. Charlotte is currently a student at the School of American Ballet. Charlotte lives in New Jersey with her parents, brother, and sister. Find her on Instagram at @charlottenebres.

Alea Marley is a children’s illustrator living and working in England. Her books include Everybody’s Somewhere by Cornelia Spelman, Loretta’s Gift by Pat Zietlow Miller, The Many Colours Of Harpreet Singh by Supriya Kelkar, and A Day So Gray by Marie Lamba. Find Alea online at, and on Instagram at

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