The Lesser-Known Nutcrackers

In this new ballet webcomic we look at some alternative Nutcrackers throughout history.

Happy Holidays from The Ballet Bag & Adult Beginner !!


Credits - Concept: Adult Beginner & The Ballet Bag. Artwork: Adult Beginner. Copyright: Adult Beginner & The Ballet Bag ©

Suggest your own alternative Nutcrackers via comment form below. We may even get inspired to draw them!


We started The Ballet Bag in April 2009 with the mission to prove that ballet is not stuffy, old fashioned and inaccessible; that it is quite the opposite: relevant, fresh and topical. With the aim to Give Ballet a New Spin we try to show it under a different light. When writing our capsule biographies, ballet fact cards, review roundups and commentary on social media, we cross it over with other art forms and cultural references (pop culture, cinema, rock music – ie. other things we love!).


  • January 6, 2011


    Excellent find Emilia! xD

  • December 21, 2010


    Loving the IndianaNut Jones & Jack BauerNut ladies :)

    Re. Village People – I’m sure they must be somewhere in this aisle:

  • December 21, 2010


    ohh! Yes! IndiaNut Jones please! And maybe a Chuck Nutrris one and Jack Bauernut too?

  • December 21, 2010


    Can we have Village People Nutcrakers? XD

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  • December 20, 2010


    Hy Guys,

    Love your website! ;)

    What about Nut King Cole, Indianut Jones, or Nuthan Never?
    A very silly one could be: the Nutmare before Christmas ;)

    Merry Christmas to all of you ;)