Nutcracker Auditions 2014

Nutcracker Auditions 2014

23 Aug 2014



Located at: Arizona Dance Artistry Studios

Are you the next Clara or Sugar Plum? What about Snow Queen or Gingersnap?

Arizona Dance Artistry will be holding open auditions on Saturday, August 23 for the 2014 presentation of “The Nutcracker Suite” in partnership with resident ballet company, Phoenix Youth Ballet Theatre (PYBT). All dancers, gymnasts and actors ages 5 and up are welcome to participate in this year’s casting call for the full stage production scheduled November 20–22, 2014.

We are honored to announce that Roman Zavarov from Ballet Arizona will perform with several of our dancers in this year’s performance of The Nutcracker, as well as several other semi-professional dancers from around the Valley to participate in pas de deux with our female dancers in the production.

Current PYBT students enrolled in Level 1-6 are already included in this performance and students age 7 and higher are asked to attend the audition. Current studio enrollment is not required to audition, however any dancer considered for an advanced specialty roles such as Marzipan, Clara, Sugar Plum, Spanish Chocolate must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in AZDA Saturday morning Ballet class during Nutcracker season.
  • Enrolled in any Phoenix Ballet program for a minimum of ONE partnering class per week and TWO Ballet Technique classes per week.

Dancers are asked to observe to the following dress code for auditions and rehearsals:

  • Female dancers must wear their hair neatly in a bun, wear pink tights, pink ballet shoes/pointe shoes and any color leotard. A short wrap skirt is optional. No tutus please.
  • Male dancers must wear a white shirt, black sweat pants/leggings/jazz pants/ shorts and ballet shoes or jazz shoes.

Parents are required to attend one of three informational meetings and dancers cast in the production will be provided a mandatory rehearsal and performance schedule that begins after Labor Day. The Studio Dress Rehearsal is scheduled for November 15–16. An Audition Fee of $10 is payable by cash or check only and a Participation Fee is TBA per dancer. All funds are used toward production costs.

For more information, contact AZDA Studio Director Samantha “Miss Sam” Gobeille at 602-314-8033 or office@arizonadanceartistry.com.


Event Category:
Cost: $10, cash or check only, payable to Phoenix Youth Ballet Theatre. All proceeds directly benefit the 2014 performance.
Organization: Arizona Dance Artistry and Phoenix Youth Ballet Theatre


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