Iris fairy is the best dancer in Fairyland. While all fairies are naturally graceful, she has a talent for creating unexpected movement that looks like magic, even to other fairies. She has been in charge of fairy ballets since she was very young and the previous dance master, Peaseblossom, retired. Peaseblossom has said that Iris is a much more naturally talented dancer than he ever was.
Not happy to rest with natural talent, Iris practices steps for two hours a day, and her friends know that even when she’s not dancing, she’s probably working out some routine in her head.
Iris fairy also teaches the littlest fairies their first dance steps. She is a very kind and patient teacher, as long as her students are trying. When she sees them goofing off, she becomes very strict, very quickly, but that is very rare.
Scientific & Common Names
Fairies (Fata faierie) are closely related to sprites (Fata spriggan). Goblins and trolls are also part of the Fata family.
Generally, fairies are eight to ten inches tall when full-grown. They are usually human-shaped, usually fair-skinned, and winged, though this is by no means a rule. Fairies have been seen in the shape of small woodland creatures, including small rodents and birds. Some fairies are also innate shape-shifters, though this is not common.
As varied as the places from whence they hail, fairies from Britain and Ireland—the most common ancestor to the American fairy—have been known to humans as long as humans have lived on those islands. Occasionally confused with pixies, who are also very small in stature, fairies are most known for the raucous parties they hold in fairy rings and for occasionally stealing human children.
No confirmed sightings in over 200 years, though mushroom fairy rings, used for parties or circuses, are common after rain.