Performance dates: TBA
Students must be between the ages of 5 and 18 and in grades K-12. All students must be at least 5 years of age by the date of the audition. There are also some limited adult roles that do not require an audition (read below for more information). Please read the following carefully.
Soloist Role requirements: All dancers auditioning for lead roles (Clara, Sugarplum, Fritz, Nutcracker Prince, and soloist roles, i.e. Spanish, Chinese) MUST attend a general audition as well.
Clara: Female role. Dancers must have a minimum of three years ballet training and must be at least 11 years of age. Pointe shoes are optional for this audition.
Fritz: Male role. Dancers must be at least 11 years of age.
Sugarplum: Female role. Dancers must have a minimum of three years ballet training and be at least 15 years of age. This audition will be on pointe. Please learn this section of the variation shown in this link prior to the audition, as it will not be taught at the audition. Double pirouettes are not required, singles are fine. https://vimeo.com/576817531 The music is available in the parent portal of Dance Studio Pro.
Nutcracker Prince: Male role. Dancers must have a minimum of two years ballet training and be at least 11 years of age.
All soloist roles: Both females and males may audition for all soloist roles. Dancers must have a minimum of three years ballet training and be a minimum of 14 years old. Ladies auditioning for Dolls, Snow Queen, Dew Drop, Chinese, and Merlitons MUST audition on pointe. Spanish, Arabian, and Russian may audition without pointe shoes.
Adult roles: There are a few roles in The Nutcracker for adults. If you are over the age of 18 and would like to perform with us, please fill out the Nutcracker Volunteer Form!
Volunteers: If you are interested in volunteering behind the scenes, helping with costumes, sets, ushering, or helping backstage, please fill out the Nutcracker Volunteer Form.