Nutcracker Auditions for Kids

Miami City Ballet will hold auditions in Naples and West Palm Beach for kids ages 8 and up with previous ballet training to perform in its annual production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® at Artis-Naples and the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Known for its magnificent scenery and Tchaikovsky’s magical music, MCB is one of the only companies in the country to perform George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. Its extravagant production boasts a cast of over 100, with many roles performed by children — including party children, angels, polichinelles and even the lead roles of Marie, Fritz and the Prince. Selected children will participate in rehearsals where they will learn and practice the ballet’s choreography and then take the stage with MCB dancers for performances at Artis-Naples on Dec. 3-4 and at the Kravis Center on Dec. 28-30.

 

AUDITION INFORMATION


WEST PALM BEACH
Sunday, August 28
Dreyfoos School of the Arts (501 S. Sapodilla Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33401)
Contact: Chelsea Nasby, 561-683-0096 or email BalletEastFL@gmail.com

  • Registration (Height up to 4’4”) – 11:30 am-12 pm / Audition Class 12 -1 pm
  • Registration (Height 4’5” to 4’10”) – 12:30-1 pm/ Audition Class 1-3 pm
  • Registration (Height 4’10” to 5’1”) – 3-3:30 pm / Audition Class 3:30-4:15 pm

Details: Kids auditioning must bring a full body 4×6” picture in tendu á la seconde; in dance attire and with a solid background.
Rehearsals for children selected to perform will begin on Sept. 10 and will be held on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at Ballet East (2365 Vista Parkway, Ste. 7, West Palm Beach, FL 33411) leading up to the performance.

Performances at the Kravis Center:
Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 7 pm
Thursday, Dec. 29 at 2 & 7 pm
Friday, Dec. 30 at 2 & 7 pm

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NAPLES
Sunday, September 11
Artis-Naples (5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples, FL 34108)
Contact: Robyn Gray at 239-404-0515 or naplesnutcracker@gmail.com
Christophe Maraval at 239-249-0306 or Christophepm@gmail.com

  • Registration (Height up to 4’4) – 11:30 am-12 pm / Audition Class 12-1 pm
  • Registration (Height 4’5 to 4’10) – 1-1:30 pm / Audition Class 1:30-3:30 pm
  • Registration (Height 4’10-5’1) – 3:30-4 pm / Audition Class 4-4:45 pm

Details: Kids auditioning must bring a full body 4×6” picture in tendu á la seconde; in dance attire and with a solid background.
Children selected to perform will participate in daily rehearsals Sept. 17-18 and Sept. 24-25, followed by weekly rehearsals on Sundays beginning October 2 at Naples Academy of Ballet (1005 5th Ave. North, Naples, FL 34102), leading up to the performance.

Performances at Artis-Naples:
Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 & 8 pm
Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 pm

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Photo © Gene Schiavone.