Youth Auditions

Nutcracker auditions

Nutcracker auditions are an exciting time of year for many young dancers.

Unfortunately, the pandemic has put us in a very difficult position this year by limiting both our ability to rehearse together and to perform in a theater setting. Professional dance involves many hours of intense physical activity at close quarters.

Putting the safety of our dancers and our community first, we must cancel our performances for the remainder of 2020. This includes canceling Nutcracker auditions, which were scheduled for August 14-15.

We realize this is probably disappointing to you – it is to us too! We would love nothing more than to see our auditioners’ eager smiling faces in our studios. After reviewing national guidance for the dance industry, and following discussions with other professional companies around the country, we feel this is the most prudent course of action.

We are finding creative new ways to safely share the magic of dance with our community, free of charge, including:

  • Streaming performances and online content
  • Offering a rich dance-based curriculum with study guides for schools and outreach partners
  • Teaching interactive workshop classes online

We are excited to offer a brand new opportunity this year: special Nutcracker-themed workshops coached by our professionals, where you will have the chance to learn some of your favorite roles from The Nutcracker! While we’ll all miss the stage, this will be a great chance to explore new choreography, strengthen your skills, and experience the fun of one of our favorite ballets! Please follow our website and social media channels for more information about this opportunity.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email nutcracker@amballet.org.

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Alice in Wonderland auditions

We are continuing to monitor public health guidance, and hope to be able to resume in-person activities beginning in January 2021.

Stay tuned for more information on auditions for the student roles in our spring production of Alice in Wonderland.