Washington Nationals Racing Presidents make special ‘Nutcracker’ appearance

There were some “presidential” guest stars at Sunday’s matinee performance of The Washington Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.”

The Washington Nationals Racing Presidents surprised the audience with a special walk-on performance in Act II of the ballet.

The presidents came out one at a time with their special dance solos wearing pink tutus.



The audience cheered when they made their appearance.

The four racing presidents perform during the Washington Ballet (Courtesy Mena Brunette, xmbphotography)
The four racing presidents perform during the Washington Ballet (Courtesy Mena Brunette, xmbphotography)
The four racing presidents perform during the Washington Ballet (Courtesy Mena Brunette, xmbphotography)
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After their special solo choreography, the presidents joined hands to do their own interpretation of the “four little swans” from the ballet “Swan Lake.”

At the end of the performance, the spinning might have been a little too much as Teddy ended up falling backwards on the floor with the Nationals posting on Twitter “Oh, Teddy.”

Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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