Birmingham Royal Ballet seeking 16 young dancers for The Nutcracker


Does your child dream of being a ballet dancer, performing for thousands of people on the world’s most famous stage?

This Christmas, Birmingham Royal Ballet could make this dream a reality.

BRB is on the look out for young boys and girls to appear in its new production of The Nutcracker – to be performed for the first time ever at the stunning Royal Albert Hall this December.

BRB is holding open auditions on Sunday 1 October at Urdang Academy.

The Company is looking for 16 children (8 boys and 8 girls) to cast in The Nutcracker at the Royal Albert Hall, 28-31 December. There will be two teams of children, each performing in up to four performances.

To take part in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, children must be in school years 5, 6 or 7 (from September 2017). The maximum height for participants is 142cm (4ft 6”).

BRB is looking for boys and girls who enjoy dancing, have good musicality and love to perform. Previous ballet experience is an advantage, but not necessary.

The open auditions for The Nutcracker will include a dance and acting workshop delivered by a senior member of BRB, as well as the chance to learn some of the steps performed in the ballet.

Audition date: Sunday 1 October
Venue: Urdang Academy, The Old Finsbury Town Hall, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1 4RP
Times will be confirmed nearer the audition day, once applications have been received.
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