About the Author
Charlotte Nebres is a fourteen-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.