Claire Hoover, a student in BalletMet’s Dance Academy, discusses how she came to audition for, and ultimately land, the role of Young Clara in “The Nutcracker,” running Dec. 11-27 at the Ohio Theatre.

This page features a ballet video titled Becoming Clara: What it takes to be “The Nutcracker” heroine. The ballet company performing in this ballet video include BalletMet. Choreography featured in this video is by .