In Hans Christian Anderson's "The Red Shoes", Karen, a poor peasant girl is doomed to dance forever until she learns her lesson about obedience and selflessness. In E.T.A. Hoffman's "The Nutcracker", Maria (we know her as Clara) breaks the curse of the Nutcracker with her love and devotion.
In this photo shoot, "Karen and Clara", we wish we had a Mouse King for Clara. Who needs swords when you have stomper boots? Happy Halloween, dancers.