Ballet Theatre of Washington will be holding auditions for dancers 8 and older for their full length production of "The Nutcracker" on Saturday September 15th at Centralia Ballet Academy (413 N Tower in Centralia). The production will be November 30 and December 1-2 at the Historic Liberty Theater in downtown Centralia. Dancers should be enrolled in at least one ballet class a week (at any school).
We are also looking for older teens and adults to play parents in the party scene. Dance background is helpful but not required for these roles.
Ballet Theatre of Washington is known for not only presenting incredible productions of classical ballets, but for also having a very positive family atmosphere. This means considerate scheduling and no late night rehearsals.
Dancers ages 11 and older can also audition for Ballet Theatre of Washington, a student ballet company. In addition to being cast in "The Nutcracker", company members will also be featured dancers in Centralia College's production of "West Side Story," and receive additional training, including weekly classes and master classes with world renowned teachers and dance companies. They will also get the opportunity to see live professional productions and meet the performers.
Here are the time for the auditions:
Dancers 8 - 10 years old: 2:00 PM; Dancers 11 and older (non company) 3:00 PM; Company Auditions: 4:00 PM
*Parents should plan on staying during their child's audition for a required informational parent meeting.*
If you have any questions, call/text Ballet Theatre of Washington at 360-623-9010, or go to balletwashington.org.
To cultivate an appreciation for the artistry and athleticism of ballet by staging affordable, full-scale productions for the Centralia-Chehalis area and surrounding rural communities; to provide opportunities for local dancers to extend their training beyond the classroom setting through experiences that will challenge and stretch them as performers and provide a glimpse of the world of professional ballet.
PO Box 903
Centralia, WA 98531