Nutcracker Audition

Minnesota Ballet Theatre is pleased to offer youth of the Minnesota Ballet School an opportunity to participate in the most well-known and beloved story ballet of all time, the Nutcracker. Auditions are open to children ages 8-19 who love to dance and perform. Dance experience is preferred. Roles include: party girls, mice, soldiers, angels and among others.

Audition will be held Sunday September 8 at MBS studio,
14675 Martin Dr Suite 400 Eden Prairie MN 55344

Registration: Please arrive ½ hour before your scheduled audition time to check in and register. At this time you will turn in your completed application along with audition fee and participation fee.

11:30am registration for age 8-13,
12pm-1pm audition for following parts:
Soldiers, Rats act 2 (no dance experience required), Party Boys, Party Girls, Chinese Dance, Russian Dance, Waltz of the Flowers
2 years of Dance experience required.
registration for age 13-18
12pm-1pm audition for following parts:
Rats, Snowflakes, Arabian, Pas de Trois, Waltz of the Flowers
2 years of Ballet and Pointe technique required.

Performers will be cast in the Friday,  Saturday and Sunday performances.

The Nutcracker performance dates are Friday December 13th 7pm,
Saturday December 14th 2pm and 7pm, Sunday December 15th  2pm
Eden Prairie High School Performing Arts Center
17185 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55346

Commitment:  All dancers must be willing to commit to a busy schedule of rehearsals and performances. Other extra-curricular activities must not take precedence. Rehearsals will begin in October, depending upon assigned role, and will be every Class day (after regular class) or Saturday and Sunday until the week of performances, which will include two dress rehearsals. Schedules are posted at Bulletin Board at MBS lobby and MBS website and can be confirmed with Kirill Bak at (612) 501-9208 in case of any last minute changes.

Attire: Students should arrive wearing the leotards associated with their level of dance, and pink tights. Hair must be in a neat bun, and all hair fastened away from their face.

Parent Information:  Parents are requested to attend a Nutcracker Meeting at the dance studio 12:00-12:30. There should be a parent/guardian from each household in attendance.
This meeting will give parents information about designated responsibility for the safety of their children during the term of the rehearsals and production. Parent Volunteer Forms will be provided and we will discuss the many volunteer positions that need to be assigned every year such as backstage assistants, dressing “moms” for each group of dancers, gift table attendants, concessions, set up and tear down teams, etc. These are necessary and vital roles to our production, therefore, we encourage parents, other family members and friends to sign up for these duties. You will find that, if past years are the measure, these positions can be a lot of fun, an amazing experience and the key to a smooth and memorable Nutcracker production.

Nutcracker Audition reg form 2019