AUDITION OPPORTUNITY: The Sleeping Beauty

Nashville Ballet will hold auditions for School of Nashville Ballet children to join the youth cast for The Sleeping BeautyThe Sleeping Beauty will take place at TPAC's Jackson Hall September 23-24, 2017.

WHO:
5-7 year olds (must be born in 2010)  (School of Nashville Ballet students ONLY)

WHERE:
Nashville Ballet (3630 Redmon Street Nashville, TN 37209)

WHEN:
Friday, August 25
Time TBA


AUDITION OPPORTUNITY: NASHVILLE'S NUTCRACKER: Celebrating 10 years!

Nashville Ballet will hold open auditions for children to join the youth cast for Nashville's NutcrackerNashville's Nutcracker will take place at TPAC's Jackson Hall December 2-23, 2017.

WHO:
7 (must be born in 2009) - 11 year olds (Open to all community members – NO dance experience required!)

12 & up (School of Nashville Ballet students ONLY)

WHERE:
Nashville Ballet (3630 Redmon Street Nashville, TN 37209)

WHEN:
Sunday, August 20 or
Sunday, August 27 or
Sunday, September 10

Audition Group Registration Time Audition Time
Boys (ALL ages) 11 - 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. - noon
Girls 7 (born in 2009), 8 & 9 years old 11 a.m. - noon Noon - 1 p.m.
Girls 10 & 11 years old Noon - 1 p.m. 1 - 2 p.m.
Girls 12+ years old (Nashville Ballet students ONLY) 1 - 2 p.m. 2 - 3 p.m.

WHAT TO BRING:
$10 audition fee
4"x 6" full-body photograph

Audition FAQ

What should parents and children expect at the audition?

At the audition, children will be taught sequences of steps from various age appropriate youth cast roles. The children will be evaluated on their ability to learn and execute these steps. The atmosphere of our audition is light and fun, because we know children are usually nervous. The steps they are required to execute are not difficult.

What is the appropriate audition attire and behavior?

Girls should audition in a solid color leotard and pink tights. Boys may wear a t-shirt (not oversized) and shorts. Girls should have their hair neatly secured in a bun. Ballet slippers are preferred; however, children who do not own ballet slippers may audition in sock or another style of dance shoe. Pointe shoes are not required for any youth cast roles. Dance sneakers should not be worn for the audition. Children auditioning should be quiet and attentive during the entire audition. NO chewing gum will be allowed.

Why are photographs required for my child to audition?

The photographs will be attached to your child’s audition form to provide a quick reference point to help Nashville Ballet’s artistic staff remember your child. The photograph does not have to be professional.

My child is 9 years old and will turn 10 two days after the audition. Which age group should he/she audition with?

Your child should register and audition within the age group he or she falls under on the day of the audition.

How and when do we find out if my child has been cast?

All children will receive an email notifying them of whether or not they received a role. Emails will be sent on Friday, September 22 beginning at 7 p.m.

NOTE: Make sure to add Nashville Ballet to your address book or trusted sender list to make sure you receive our email. If you haven’t received an email by Monday, September 25 after checking your spam and junk folders, please contact Nashville Ballet.

Decision Letters emailed: Friday, September 22 beginning at 7 p.m.

Nashville's Nutcracker will be at TPAC's Jackson Hall for sixteen (16) performances:

  • Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2 p.m.
  • Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, December 22, 2017 at 2 p.m.
  • Friday, December 22, 2017 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 7 p.m.

More questions? Please email youthcast@nashvilleballet.com.