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Nutcracker 2018 Auditions

Auditions for children's roles in Dayton Ballet's 2018 production of The Nutcracker will be held at the Dayton Ballet's Downtown Studio on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at:

Dayton Ballet
140 N. Main Street, 4th floor, Dayton, OH 45402  directions
Phone: (937) 223-1542 | Fax: (937) 461-8353

Download audition form here.
This form MUST be printed, completed, and brought to the audition.
Forms will also be available on the day of the audition but must be completed prior to signing in.

Please arrive one half-hour before listed time for registration.

  • 12:30–1:45 pm:  Ages 11 to 12 (Potential roles: Party scene, rats, soldiers, Mother Ginger attendants)
  • 2:00–3:30 pm:  Ages 8 to 10 (Potential roles: Medium rats, soldiers, attendants, party children)
  • 3:45–5:15 pm:  Ages 6 to 7 (Potential roles: Small rats, lambs, attendants)

Please note: Children must be 6 years of age by September 23, 2018 in order to audition. Please also make sure that your child attends the correct audition time for his or her age.

Attire for girls: Solid-color leotard, pink tights and ballet shoes; hair in a bun
Attire for boys: White tee, black tights or leggings, socks and ballet shoes

THERE IS NO FEE TO AUDITION and no résumé required.
MANDATORY PARENTS MEETING with accepted child only on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 4:00 pm.

Download the 2018 rehearsal schedule here. Please review the schedule carefully.
If your child cannot be at every rehearsal (no more than one excused absence for illness is permitted), please do not allow him/her to audition! All casting is final; no changes can be made based on personal schedule.

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