Youth Auditions – “The Nutcracker”

Young community cast members perform in the French dance in ‘The Nutcracker’

Registration is open now

August 6 auditions for community roles in The Nutcracker

Attention young dancers and singers: Would you like a chance to try out for a role in American Midwest Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker?

Then register now for the Saturday, August 6 community-wide auditions at the Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center in Council Bluffs! Pre-registration is required.

Auditions will be conducted by Erika Overturff, Artistic Director; Erin Alarcón, Ballet Master; and Susan Chowning, AMB School Director, along with members of the artistic team.

Roles are available for fully vaccinated dancers ages 9+ and singers ages 11+.

Audition Schedule

Ages 9-11 – AMB School students:

  • 9:30 am – Arrive
  • 9:30-10:00 am – Sign in, measurements
  • 10:00 am-12:00 pm – Audition

Ages 9-11 – Community students:

  • 10:00 am – Arrive
  • 10:00-10:30 am – Sign in, measurements
  • 10:30 am-12:00 pm – Audition

Singers ages 11+ for North Wind Chorus:

  • 11:30 am – Arrive, sign in
  • 12:00-1:00 pm – Measurements, audition

Ages 12+ – AMB School students
(also includes AMB Junior Company audition*):

  • 1:30 pm – Arrive
  • 1:30-2:00 pm – Sign in, measurements
  • 2:00-4:00 pm – Audition

Ages 12+ – Community students

  • 2:00 pm – Arrive
  • 2:00-2:30 pm – Sign in, measurements
  • 2:30-4:00 pm – Audition

*Please indicate at registration if you would like to be considered for AMB Junior Company. AMB Junior Company participants must be enrolled in AMB School levels 5 or 6. More information


Auditions will be at the Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center, 1001 South Sixth Street, Council Bluffs.

Performances of American Midwest Ballet’s The Nutcracker will be:

  • November 19 & 20: Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center, Council Bluffs
  • December 3 & 4: Orpheum Theater, Omaha

See you at the auditions!


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