At 4'3" & 59 lbs., Maria Gorokhov is larger than life. The 11-year-old sixth-grader is the star of the New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker, dancing Marie in Balanchine's seasonal production that's playing right now in NYC's Lincoln Center. She's living OC's dream -- really, what little girl didn't want to be a star ballerina in The Nutcracker? You want me to be one of the Stahlbaum children? NO THANKS! -- and made the the cut.
Between her hefty load of dancing, the 11-year-old chatted with W Magazine's Catherine Hong in a feature as sweet as a Sugarplum Fairy.