Audition

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

Urban Nutcracker Auditions – Dancers Ages 18+

Sunday, August 21, 2022
10:30am – 1:00pm
Tony Williams Dance Center
284 Amory St
Jamaica Plain, MA

City Ballet of Boston is looking for experienced dancers with strong ballet technique for the 2022 production of Anthony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker. Performances will be December 17-23, 2022 at the historic Boch Center Shubert Theatre.

Auditions will include an 1.5 hour ballet class. After class, dancers may be asked to stay to learn sections of Urban Nutcracker choreography. Please bring your resume/CV, headshot and pointe shoes to the audition. If you are auditioning for a dance style other than ballet, please prepare a short piece to demonstrate your abilities. Masks are required for the audition. 

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.

 

Additional questions? Email urbannutcracker@cityballetofboston.org.

Urban Nutcracker Auditions – Dancers Ages 17 & under

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Dancers ages 8-12 – 1:00-3:00PM
Dancers ages 13-17 – 3:00-5:00PM
Tony Williams Dance Studio
284 Amory Street
Jamaica Plain, MA

This audition is for ballet, tap, and hip hop roles! 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.

*All dancers must have previous dance training.

*Great opportunities for students who are proficient en pointe.

*Not all dancers will be cast.

Audition AttireLeotard 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.

Rehearsal information: Youth rehearsals begin September 18, 2022. 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 there may be a small monetary investment for your child’s tights and shoes. 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.

Email urbannutcracker@cityballetofboston.org with questions.