In a twist to the story, rather than sit back and watch, Clara joins in and rescues her preferred suitor before returning to party with her girlfriends. The spot ends with the tagline: ‘Spend time with the girls this Christmas’.
Behind the choreography is Benjamin Millepied, famed for his work on the Oscar-winning Black Swan and the set was designed by Sarah Greenwood, who has previously worked on films including Pride & Prejudice and Atonement.
The stars of the ad are played by Steven McRae and Thiago Soares, both principal dancers with The Royal Ballet, and Iana Salenko, guest principal with The Royal Ballet.
Video: “Baileys Christmas Nutcracker” by BBH London
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