Calling All Wanna-Be Ballerinas! Audition this Saturday, Oct. 23 for Kids’ Roles in THE NUTCRACKER

CB_new logoDancers aged 12 and older who are fully vaccinated may perform in Cincinnati holiday tradition

CINCINNATI, OH. (October 19, 2021) – Tri-State youth dancers and gymnasts are invited to attend an audition Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 2 pm for Young Performer’s Cast in this year’s The Nutcracker. These fun roles are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Cincinnati children to perform alongside professional dancers in the amazing holiday production. This year’s whimsical production will feature a cast of dozens of children in the classic holiday story performed at historic Music Hall.

The open audition is open for female, male and non-binary identifying dancers aged 12 and older. Nutcracker fun fact: children are cast not just by age and skill level, but also by height – that determines what costumes they can wear. Those eventually chosen for the cast have a lot of fun and work ahead of them! These young performers will attend weekly rehearsals and perform in multiple mainstage performances from December 16 to 26, 2021.

Those auditioning do not need any prepared material. Dancers may be excused early or asked to stay longer. Please check the rehearsal schedule at the audition. Casting is subject to current costume size.

*Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, all children participating in Camelot auditions and performances must be fully vaccinated. At this time, children under 12 remain ineligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, therefore children under 12 may not audition.

AUDITION DETAILS

WHAT: The Nutcracker Young Performers’ Audition
WHEN: Dancers: 2-3:30 pm (arrival time at 1:30 pm) – MAX Height: 5’8”
Gymnasts: 3:30 – 4:15 pm (arrival time at 3:15 pm) – MAX Height 5’1”
WHERE: Cincinnati Ballet Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance
1801 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
COST: $25 Audition Fee

WHAT TO WEAR: Leotard, tights or Shirt, tights or pants, and ballet shoes
Pre-Registration is NOT required for this audition, but if you prefer, you may register in advance online at https://my.ballet.org/3075/3140 . Those auditioning do not need any prepared material. Dancers may be excused early or asked to stay longer. Please check the rehearsal schedule at the audition. Casting is subject to current costume size. Those who audition will be notified of casting via Email by Monday, October 25, 2021. For more information, please contact Wynn White @ wwhite@cballet.org.

*Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, all children participating in Camelot auditions and performances must be fully vaccinated. At this time, children under 12 remain ineligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, therefore children under 12 may not audition.

About Cincinnati Ballet
Since 1963, Cincinnati Ballet has been the cornerstone professional ballet company of the region, presenting a bold and adventurous array of classical, full-length ballets and contemporary works, regularly with live orchestral accompaniment. Under the artistic direction of Victoria Morgan, Cincinnati Ballet has become a creative force within the larger dance community, commissioning world premiere works and exploring unique collaborations. With a mission to enrich, expand, and excel in the art of dance through performance, a high-caliber academy, and impactful education and community engagement in local to global communities, Cincinnati Ballet reaches beyond the stage in programs that allow every person in the region to be part of the continued evolution of dance. To that end, Cincinnati Ballet presents exhilarating performances, provides extensive
education and community engagement programs, and offers top-level professional ballet training at Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy.

Cincinnati Ballet 2021-2022 Season Sponsors:

Victoria Morgan’s 25th Anniversary Season presented by PNC

Rhonda & Larry A. Sheakley, Margaret and Michael Valentine, ArtsWave, Mercy Health, Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, Ohio Arts Council, The Austin E. Knowlton Foundation

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