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How Washington Ballet dancer Alexa Torres would spend a perfect day in D.C.

Alexa Torres dancing as Clara, right, in the Washington Ballet's “Nutcracker” in 2019. (Media 4 Artists)

In D.C. Dream Day, the Washington Post asked their favorite people in the area to tell them how they would spend a perfect day in the District.

After four years of channeling her inner child, Alexa Torres is finally growing up for good.

The 23-year-old ballerina had, in one way or another, performed as the central child Clara in the Washington Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” every holiday season since 2017. Those first two years, she played the role regularly. During the 2019 run, Torres initially reprised Clara, then passed the torch and took on other characters. But when she was asked to play Clara again for a virtual, coronavirus-safe production last year on Marquee TV, Torres rolled back the clock one last time.

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