The Nutcracker is the most iconic holiday ballet performed by ballet schools and professional companies around the world.
Between December 10th
and December 30th
, the Joffrey Ballet Chicago will perform The Nutcracker 27 times.3
That’s an average of 1.2 shows per day! For optimal performance, it is crucial that dancers are proactive in preventing injuries from occurring and correctly manage injuries when they do occur. Foot and ankle injuries represent 34-62 percent of all injuries reported by dancers.5
Female ballet dancers are especially vulnerable to these injuries because of the increased demand put on the foot and ankle when dancing en pointe.