This tiny dancer is twirling her way into the history books.

When Misty Copeland became the American Ballet Theater’s first black principal dancer four years ago, she shattered racial barriers that existed for three-quarters of a century.

Now, budding ballerina Charlotte Nebres has achieved another milestone: becoming the first black dancer to star in “The Nutcracker” at Lincoln Center.

That’s right, the 11-year-old ballerina has been cast as Marie in the New York City Ballet’s holiday production of George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker,”  the New York Times reported. This marks the first time the production has featured an African-American lead since it first hit theaters in 1954.

When Nebres’ mom asked about her landmark role, the American School of Ballet student replied, “Wow, that seems a little late” — a reference to the ballet world’s glaring lack of African-American performers.

In fact, the dancer was reportedly inspired by Copeland’s boundary-busting turn as the first female African-American principal in the American Ballet Theater’s 75-year history.

“I saw her perform, and she was just so inspiring and so beautiful,” said Nebres, who was 6 at the time, told the Times. “She was representing me and all the people like me.”

Nebres, who is of Filipino-Trinidadian descent, will lead a production featuring a host of other mixed-race performers, including Tanner Quirk (her paramour), who is half-Chinese, and her double Sophia Thomopoulos (Marie), who is half-Korean, half-Greek, according to the Associated Press.

The demographic shift has manifested in the School of American Ballet, the primary feeder program for the City Ballet. Since the 1970s, the production company has only had one African-American member at any given time. Now, of the 62 School of American Ballet students who have become City Ballet members, 21 identify as nonwhite or mixed — over half of whom call themselves black.

On a more personal note, Nebres’ record-breaking role meant the world to her mother, Danielle, who was a former dancer herself. “You don’t know what people are seeing in your child, and they are definitely seeing something in her,” the proud mom told the Times.

Social-media ballet buffs echoed her sentiment on Instagram, saying “She will be a beautiful Marie!” and “Bravo, Charlotte. You’ve got the passion and joy of the dance.”

NYC theatergoers can witness Nebres’ history-breaking performance in “The Nutcracker” through Jan. 5.