2023 Nutcracker Children’s Cast Auditions
The Joffrey Ballet is pleased to present Tony Award®-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s brilliantly reimagined version of “The Nutcracker” during the 2023–2024 Season.
The information below will walk you through the entire audition process, step by step – we encourage you to read all of it so that you know what to expect! If you find yourself with questions at the end, please email [email protected].
Thursday, September 7, 2023 | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM | General Audition #1
- Dancers of all genders age 8 or older on audition day
- Maximum height 4’7” (no minimum height)
Dancers may be asked to return to audition on Sunday, September 10 from 11:00 AM – 4:30 PMSunday, September 10, 2023 | 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM | General Audition #2
- Male-identifying dancers ages 10-18 on audition day
- Minimum height 4’7”, maximum height 5’8”.
Sunday, September 10, 2023 | 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM | General Audition #3
- Female and non-binary-identifying dancers ages 10-18 on audition day
- Minimum height 4’7”, maximum height 5’6”.
Dancers will be provided with a break to eat lunch. Dancers may be released before 4:30 PM.
Anytime through Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 9:00pm
Children with disabilities are encouraged to submit a video audition for the role of Worker Child, performed in a non-motorized wheelchair specially crafted for The Nutcracker.
- Dancers of all genders
- Ages 12-18
- No minimum or maximum height requirements
More Information and Requirements
Preparing to Audition
Students should arrive at Joffrey Tower dressed in their dancewear with hair already prepared, and a small bag for their shoes, warm-ups, lunch, and water.
Meetings, Rehearsals, Performances, and Conduct
The Joffrey’s presentation of “The Nutcracker” is a professional production and requires committed performers. See here for important dates and a note about conduct.
Roles in the Children’s Cast
Visit below for a comprehensive list of Children’s Cast roles.