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THE BATTLE: After the mice attempt to steal Clara’s nutcracker, the toy comes to life. Played by Ballet Club President Polina Potochevska ’20, the Nutcracker fights off the mice and Rat Queen with the help of Clara, who ultimately saves the Nutcracker from the Rat Queen with a fatal blow of Clara’s pointe shoe to the Queen’s head.