Nutcracker Auditions 2019

Auditions for Dayton Ballet’s The Nutcracker for 2019 have been completed. No remaining auditions are available at this time.  Please check back next year if your child is interested in auditioning for Dayton Ballet’s The Nutcracker in 2020.

Dayton Ballet is excited to announce auditions for children’s roles in its 2019 production of The Nutcracker.  Auditions will be held on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Dayton Ballet’s downtown studios at 140 N. Main Street, 4th Floor, Dayton, OH.

The audition schedule for children’s roles for The Nutcracker will be as follows:

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

All dancers need to arrive one half-hour before listed time for registration. Dancers are required to bring a completed, printed Audition Form to the audition.  Click here for a printable Audition Form.

Audition Forms will also be available on the day of the audition but must be completed prior to signing in. Children must be at least 6 years of age and no older than 12 years of age on September 29, 2019 in order to audition. Please also make sure that your child attends the correct audition time for his or her age. There is no fee to audition, and no résumé is required.

Audition attire for girls is solid-color leotard, pink tights and ballet shoes, with hair in a bun.  Audition attire for boys is white tee, black tights or leggings, socks and ballet shoes.

There will be a mandatory Parents Meeting for parents of accepted dancers only on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 4:00 pm at Dayton Ballet School, Downtown Studio, 4th Floor, Victoria Theatre. There will be a $25 fee to cover administrative costs for those children who are cast in the production.

Please click here for a complete Rehearsal Schedule. Note that no more than one excused absence for illness is permitted. All casting is final, and no changes can be made based on personal schedules.

For additional information about Dayton Ballet auditions for children’s roles, please contact Dayton Ballet at (937) 223-1542.