Meanwhile, Elizabeth Powell
, only 15 when she
lead role as the young Clara, hadn't seen the film yet but didn't sound too worried.
"Up onstage it was so magical, I wasn't even thinking about being on camera," said Powell, an advanced student at the San Francisco Ballet School.
"It was just like a normal performance."
face - gasping in delight when she
receives the Nutcracker, fearful when the mice attack, relieved and then starry-eyed when her
Nutcracker doll becomes a flesh-and-blood prince - has now been immortalized in close-ups.
But of the principal dancers who sweated the camera time, and the younger ones who waltzed through it, Tomasson is equally proud.
"I think the dancers did very well," he