The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
presents the world-premiere production of Lynn Ahrens
(book and lyrics) and Stephen Flaherty
's (music) Little Dancer
. Set in the harsh backstage world of the Paris Opera Ballet, the new musical is a fictionalized look at the life of the young ballerina who posed for Edgar Degas and became, inadvertently, the most famous dancer in the world.