A review of New York City Ballet's Nutcracker by Brian Seibert in The New York Times.
It’s happening for the adult dancers too, though they have more room for interpretation, especially in the all-dance second act. On Friday, Tiler Peck’s Dewdrop, leader of the flowers, was the antithesis of rote. She knows the music, we know the music, and so she can play — rushing ahead here, lingering there, arriving at her positions so clearly that she can afford to comment and color. Her performance of the role is now both audacious and assured, amazingly controlled and just on the edge of too much, even for the Land of Sweets.