MCB Seeks Palm Beach County Children for George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

Miami Beach, FL – Aspiring dancers from Palm Beach County and nearby areas will have the opportunity to perform with the internationally acclaimed Miami City Ballet (MCB) during its annual performances of the beloved holiday extravaganza — George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. Auditions will be held Sunday, September 28 at Ballet East in West Palm Beach and are open to students ages 8 and up with previous ballet training.

MCB is one of the only companies in the country to perform George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™. The ballet is admired for its dazzling choreography, ornate costuming and visually stunning sets. It boasts a cast of over 100, with many of these roles performed by children. Performances of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ will be held at the Kravis Center December 27-30, 2014.

Darleen Callaghan, Miami City Ballet School Director states, “This is a terrific opportunity for children to perform with a world-class ballet company in a large-scale, high caliber, professionally produced ballet. I am grateful to Ballet East’s Chelsea Nasby for partnering with us to find and rehearse Palm Beach area talent to perform in our production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ at the Kravis Center this year.”

MCB Children’s Ballet Masters will audition prospective dancers throughout the day on Sunday, September, 28 beginning at 11:30am.

Ballet East Director Chelsea Nasby says, “It is such an incredible honor to have the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with the internationally renowned company, Miami City Ballet. MCB allows children to experience first-hand, one of the greatest ballet classics of all times. I am thrilled that young students in Palm Beach County will have the unique opportunity to share the magic of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ with Miami City Ballet once again.”

Rehearsals will take place weekly on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons beginning October 7 at Ballet East.


Sunday, September 28 Audition Details:

Ballet East 2365 Vista Parkway, Suite 7
West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Chelsea Nasby

Height up to 4’4”
11:30am-12pm: Registration
12pm-1:30pm: Audition

Height 4’5” to 4’10”
1pm-1:30pm: Registration
1:30pm – 3:30pm: Audition

Height 4’10” to 5’
3pm-3:30pm: Registration
3:30-4:30pm: Audition