Audition for RWB’s Nutcracker

Ballet BC and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet are looking for dancers between the ages of 7 and 15 years (as of December 31, 2024). This is a unique opportunity for your child to perform on stage in a world-class production—Vancouver’s only professional presentation of Nutcracker—and create lasting memories. It is completely free to audition and participate! Applications close April 26.

Auditioning dancers must be between 3’8″ and 5’6″ in height. We regret that we are unable to allow for any exceptions to the age or height requirements.

We are looking for;

  • Mounties (3’8″ – 4’10”) – required to act and perform basic dancing/blocking actions
  • Mice (3’8″ – 4’10”) – required to perform basic dancing /blocking actions and wear large head piece
  • Party Children (3’8″ – 4’10”) – required to act and perform intermediate dancing steps
  • Polar Bears (3’8″ – 4’10”) – required to perform basic dancing/blocking actions and wear head pieces
  • Angels (3’8″ – 4’10”) – required to act and perform intermediate dancing steps
  • Reindeer (5’0″ – 5’6″) – required to pull the sleigh and perform advanced dancing steps

All rehearsals are conducted by a member of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Artistic Staff and all auditioning dancers will be required to bring a photo on the day to attach to their registration.

When: Sunday 5 May, 2024. Audition times will be confirmed closer to the date.

Where: Ballet BC, 1286 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, V6H 3R8

Parents may not observe the audition, however we ask that a parent/guardian remain in the building during the audition as the dancers may finish early.