Benjamin Millepied Choreographs Nutcracker Spot For Bailey's

Black Swan Ballet Guru Worked With Director Ringan Ledwidge

Published On
Nov 14, 2013

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Bailey's will tomorrow unveil a Christmas-themed campaign based on The Nutcracker, choregraphed by Black Swan's Benjamin Millepied and directed by Ringan Ledwidge. The two minute spot, created by BBH London, tells the story of a girls' night out at Christmas time and stars Steven McRae and Thiago Soares, both principal dancers with The Royal Ballet, and Iana Salenko, guest principal with The Royal Ballet. It will break during the UK television premiere of Black Swan, following online teasers running from today.

Others who worked on the film include costume designer Rosa Dias and set designer Sarah Greenwood, who designed sets for films including Pride and Prejudice, Atonement and the Sherlock Holmes series. The original Nutcracker soundtrack was re-scored for the film by composer, pianist and producer, Nicholas Britell.