South Shore Ballet Theatre Hosts Nutcracker Community Auditions

Dancers from across the region are invited to audition for the school’s beloved annual holiday production

Dancers performing in South Shore Ballet Theatre’s 2021 production of The Nutcracker, image by Abbey Knoll Photography

McGRATHPR.com – South Shore Ballet Theatre (SSBT), the region’s pre-professional ballet school, welcomes dancers from across the region to “Nutcracker Community Dancer Auditions” on Saturday, September 10, from 9:30 am to 12 noon, arranged in time slots by age range, at its studios at 45 Industrial Park Road, Hingham. Auditions are open to the public and free to attend.

SSBT invites dancers from the South Shore region who have interest in performing to its “Nutcracker Community Dancer Auditions” to be considered for its annual holiday season production of “The Nutcracker.”  Most roles are open, except for the roles of Clara, Sugar Plum Fairy, Cavalier and Dew Drop, cast from within the school’s student roster and by SSBT alumni.  Dancers and families will be greeted by SSBT Artistic Director Marthavan McKeon while visiting the school’s beautiful facility.

Dancers performing in South Shore Ballet Theatre’s 2021 production of The Nutcracker,
image by Abbey Knoll Photography

Audition Schedule:

Boys’ Audition – 9:30 to 10:30 am

Dancers ages 8 to 10 – 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Dancers ages 11 to 13 – 10:30 to 12:00 noon

Dancers ages 14 and up – 10:30 to 12:00 noon

Callbacks – 1:00 to 2:30 pm

Audition candidates should arrive at SSBT’s studios 15 minutes prior to their audition time for check in, dressed in ballet attire (leotard, tights, and ballet slippers and pointe shoes, if available, with hair secured in a bun).  Dancers audition by participating in a ballet class and if needed, will be asked to return for call backs from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Faculty will observe all auditioning dancers, roles will be announced the following week via email.

“The Nutcracker” performs Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18 at Thayer Academy’s Center for Performing Arts in Braintree. Dancers cast in the production rehearse at SSBT’s studios weekly up to performance weekend beginning September 17. Be a part of the holiday magic!

Dancers performing in South Shore Ballet Theatre’s
2021 production of The Nutcracker,
image by Abbey Knoll Photography

To pre-register for auditions, email ballet@southshoreballettheatre.com, or visit SouthShoreBalletTheatre.com. For more information about South Shore Ballet Theatre, its programs, tuition, scholarships, and performances, visit SouthShoreBalletTheatre.com, call 781-312-7224, or follow South Shore Ballet Theatre on social media.

About South Shore Ballet Theatre

Founded in 2008, South Shore Ballet Theatre (SSBT) is a pre-professional ballet school featuring world class faculty, training tomorrow’s dancers today!  SSBT’s mission is to provide students and their families with the opportunity to develop an appreciation of ballet and related dance disciplines in a safe and nurturing environment, encouraging students to strive to achieve their fullest potential, regardless of course of study.

SSBT students frequently take the performance stage including the beloved full-length production of The Nutcracker, their annual Spring Gala and throughout the year collaboratively with local schools and arts programs, sharing the appreciation of dance with the local community.

SSBT staff are committed to supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. All students are welcome regardless of appearance, gender, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or disability. SSBT maintains an open-door policy so that all individuals may join the SSBT community and share this art form.

SSBT’s programs include American Ballet Theatre’s (ABT®) National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough nine-level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development.  The National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels.

For more information about South Shore Ballet Theatre, its programs, tuition, scholarships, and performances, visit SouthShoreBalletTheatre.com, call 781-312-7224, or follow South Shore Ballet Theatre on social media.