Open auditions for SBC's 2019 production of
The Nutcracker presented by CEFCU

Open auditions for the Springfield Ballet Company's 2019 production of The Nutcracker presented by CEFCU take place on September 15, 2019, at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Performances of The Nutcracker will take place at the UIS Performing Arts Center on Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm, and Sunday, December 15 at 2:00 pm.

On audition day, September 15, dancers should arrive 30 minutes early to register. The Springfield Ballet Company asks that parents/auditionees fill out The Nutcracker audition profile available at the link below ahead of arriving at auditions. Male dancers should be seven-years-old or older and wear black pants, a white T-shirt along with black ballet or jazz shoes.

Female dancers must be nine-years-old and older, and SBC recommends at least one year of ballet training. Also, Girls should have their hair secured in a tight bun, wear a black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes and/or pointe shoes. No skirts will be allowed. Parents are not permitted to watch the audition.

By auditioning, dancers agree they are available for all performances and will accept the role assigned to them. Each part has a specific height requirement and is cast based on height, skill, and ability.

Should a dancer receive a role in the production, a detailed schedule and additional cast information will be available on our website under Dancers/Staff --> The Nutcracker Cast. There is also a $35 costume maintenance fee for all non-Company cast members. This fee applies to SBC Trainees as well.

Rehearsals for The Nutcracker are on the weekends at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Each cast member will spend approximately one hour in rehearsal on Saturdays OR Sundays. Tech week rehearsals are scheduled for December 11 to 13 (Wednesday to Friday) at 5:00 pm at Sangamon Auditorium and are MANDATORY.

For more information, please contact Artistic Director Julie Ratz, Ballet Mistress Gina DeCroix Russell or Administrative Director Sally Hamilton at 217.544.1967.


Audition info:

Sunday, September 15, 2019
11:00 am – Boys, ages 7 and up
Noon – Girls, ages 9 and up

Audition fee: $5.00 for Boys, $20.00 for Girls
(Cost for Girls includes a ballet class.)

Springfield Ballet Company
Hoogland Center for the Arts, Theatre II
420 S. Sixth Street, Springfield, IL 62701

The Springfield Ballet Company is a non-profit organization founded in 1975 which remains the oldest and most respected civic ballet company in Central Illinois. SBC exists as a result of the dedicated support of the community. In return, it is their priority to enrich the community by providing dance education and performances.