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First black Marie in "The Nutcracker" hopes to empower other girls

The holiday classic "The Nutcracker" has been performed by the New York City Ballet for more than 50 years. But this year, the timeless production actually features something new. Charlotte Nebres, 11, is the first black dancer to win the coveted role of Marie, the young heroine of the story. And her story is just one example of the changing face of the world of classical dance. Elaine Quijano reports.
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