Maria Kochetkova rehearses with Eli

Guest artist, Maria Kochetkova from San Francisco Ballet, rehearsed her Sugar Plum role with the Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre for this season's Nutcracker and Eli got to be her Prince since her male professional partner hasn't been chosen yet.  Eli was nervous but Maria never knew it!  His mom said "it's likely the first time Maria's Prince ever had braces..."