She Was Inspired by a VHS Tape of the Nutcracker Gifted From Her Grandparents
When Hayward was 2 years old, her grandparents bought her of a VHS tape of The Nutcracker, she told British Vogue in 2018. It was this tape, inspired by the fairies and fantastical, otherworldly scenarios that inexplicably made her "just want to do it myself." And she did — dancing the part of Clara in 2012, and The Sugar Plum Fairy in 2016. Hayward still has the original VHS tape from her, complete with £9.99 price tag from WH Smith, today.