Liora Reshef, 21, and fellow dancers warm up backstage before performing in a partial dress rehearsal Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at McCaw Hall. The Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker will run from Nov. 27 until Dec. 30.
Within a dimly-lit backstage, dancers prepare to perform in the partial dress rehearsal.
Maggie Mullin, 20, bobby-pins her hat to her hair before dancing.
A ballet dancer moves from off to on-stage during the program.
Shamber Goldstein, 12, and members of the tan infantry, prepare backstage before dancing
At the end of the Act 1, dancers perform in the snowflake scene, seen backstage, during a partial dress rehearsal
Jim Gable, who works in props, sweeps up the fake snow after the snowflake scene during a partial dress rehearsal at McCaw Hall.
Dancers wait for their time onstage in the wings of McCaw Hall.
Mice costumes are stored backstage in McCaw Hall during the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker. The sets and costumes were designed by Maurice Sendak.
Laura Gilbreath, as the Peacock, watches the performance behind the curtain at a partial dress rehearsal of the Pacific Northwest Ballet's Nutcracker.
The peacock dances during an evening dress rehearsal of the Pacific Northwest Ballet's Nutcracker.
Young performers watch other dancers during an evening dress rehearsal of the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker.