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By Julie Bloom
The New York Times
Photograph by Rosalie O’Connor
December 13, 2011

If you saw American Ballet Theater’s new production of “The Nutcracker” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music last year, odds are you remember the mouse. Yes, there was new choreography by Alexei Ratmansky, snowflakes and bumblebees, and beautiful dancing by Gillian Murphy, David Hallberg and others. Alastair Macaulay called it, “a production like no other. Made with complete theatrical authority from first to last.” Even so, it was hard to forget the little “Ratatouille”-like creature, scurrying around the stage in Act I with great conviction– he nearly stole the show.

Justin Souriau-Levine played Little Mouse and he returns to the role this year when the company performs at BAM Dec. 14-31.

[Recently] The young performer talked about his role, Here are excerpts from the conversation: http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/13/nutrcracker-season-is-here-an-interview-with-american-ballet-theaters-little-mouse/

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