Westword: Do you look forward to being the Sugar Plum?
Sugar Plum Fairy: Of course. [I] get very excited...and am much sweeter. In Russia, though, you dance the role of both Clara and the Sugar Plum. I thought of that as a little girl.
Does the Sugar Plum Fairy have any blame for the state of overweight American kids?
I don't think it's a Sugar Plum problem. I think it's more the fast food.
Would you consider changing into the Aerobics Fairy, just to be sure?
[There's a significant pause, followed by much Russian-sounding conversation.] Aerobics Fairy? That's an idea.
What is a sugar plum?
It's something that was the inspiration for Tchaikovsky, from a fairy tale that had a Sugar Plum Fairy.
Have you ever had one?
Do you do other forms of dance besides classical ballet?
Modern, contemporary. Also club dancing, but there's not much time for that now.
Do you ever go skiing in a real winter wonderland?
No, it's too dangerous.
I guess that's because it would also be cold dressed in a tutu?
Don't forget the tights.