Is this ballerina really too fat to play the Sugar Plum Fairy?
leading ballet critic Alastair MaCaulay said Ringer 'looked as if she'd eaten one sugarplum too many.'
" She Does Have Rather Massive Powerful Thighs ! "
A leading ballerina who was criticised for being too fat has hit back about her weight.
Jenifer Ringer, cast as the Sugar Plum Fairy for the New York City Ballet production of The Nutcracker, said on NBC's Today show that her body is part of her 'art form' and is there to be criticised.
She refused to ask for an apology about a New York Times review that singled out her size.