Audition

Be a part of Boston’s multicultural holiday classic, The Urban Nutcracker!

Urban Nutcracker Auditions – Dancers Ages 18+

City Ballet of Boston is looking for experienced dancers with strong ballet technique for the 2021 production of Anthony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker. Performances will be December 18-26, 2021 at the historic Shubert Theatre.

Rehearsals for the Urban Nutcracker will begin in late September. Most adult rehearsals will take place on Saturdays and Sundays. For those adults with daytime rehearsal availability on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, additional roles may be available. All cast members must be fully vaccinated by the start of rehearsals

Urban Nutcracker Auditions – Dancers Ages 8-17

Sunday, September 12, 2021
Dancers ages 8-11 – 1:00-1:30PM
Audition for “Make Way for Ducklings”
Dancers ages 12-17 – 2:00-5:00PM
Audition for ballet, tap, and hip hop roles
Location: Tony Williams Dance Studio

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your audition time to check-in. The audition will consist of a short warm-up followed by choreography & technique. Dancers should bring appropriate footwear if auditioning for tap and hip hop roles. As always, our auditions are open to the ENTIRE CITY OF BOSTON and surrounding areas. Our mission is diversity through dance, and our goal is to cast our show with the most talented, and widely diverse dancers our community has to offer.

Audition Attire:
Leotard and flesh-tone tights, or slim t-shirt with black tights. Ballet slippers, with tap shoes & hip hop sneakers if needed, and pointe shoes for those with training en pointe. Hair should be slicked back, long hair secured in a bun, headband if needed for bangs.

*Dancers ages 12 and up must be fully vaccinated by the start of rehearsals (September 19). Costumes for dancers ages 8-11 will include masks. 
*All dancers must have previous dance training.
*Great opportunities for students who are proficient en pointe.
*Not all dancers will be cast.
*If your child is turning 8 BEFORE December 1, 2021, they are eligible to audition. If they turn 8 after December 1, they are not eligible to audition this year.

Youth rehearsals begin September 19, 2021. Dancers should expect to have rehearsals every Saturday and Sunday from the weekend after auditions until the show dates. Anthony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker is a professional production and requires a serious commitment on the part of all of our young dancers and their families to attend all rehearsals. Rehearsals run September-December – mostly on weekends – in Jamaica Plain, MA.

No one is charged a participation fee, but your child may be cast in a scene that requires specific costuming such as black sneakers, or nude jazz shoes, or a nude leotard to wear under costumes, etc. All children will need correct tights and slippers. So there is a small monetary investment in addition to your audition fee, but it is minimal.

Email urbannutcracker@cityballetofboston.org with questions.