I slipped into the school matinee of “Nutcracker” today to catch the Waltz of the Snowflakes for an article I’m writing for another publication. I was early enough to catch Laura Gilbreath and Karel Cruz’s first pas de deux. What happy timing. Gilbreath sparkled and danced with a winsome lightness. Cruz makes a very passionate Prince. Their lifts were especially lovely, both working to give Gilbreath a floating quality throughout.