Philly fires ‘too tall’ Sugar Plum Fairy

Philly fires ‘too tall’ Sugar Plum Fairy


norman lebrecht

January 04, 2017

Sara Michelle Murawski has been fired as a principal dancer at the Pennsylvania Ballet because she’s too tall.

Sara has just finished a run of Nutcracker.

Did they only just notice she’s 5’11”? Did they audition her sitting down?

More here.


  • Mark Henriksen says:

    She needs to partner with Fabrice Calmels, she won’t look so tall.

  • Clara-Marie says:

    The Sugar Plum Fairy was about to go on and dance the Arabian Variation…? Either the journalist is confused/incompletely informed or there’s been some creative casting.