2023-2024 SEASON

Auditions will be held at New Mexico Ballet Company.

6207 Pan American Fwy NE, ABQ 87109 \ (505) 292-4245 \

NMBC is seeking aspiring students aged 8 – 18, adults, and professional ballet dancers to perform in The Nutcracker, November 25-26 & December 2-3, 2023, at Popejoy Hall.

Casting in NMBC’s 2023 production of The Nutcracker is not guaranteed to all who audition, and we highly recommend attending at least one weekly technique class at NMBC School. Casting is based on technical ability and schedule availability. Participants must be available for rehearsals September 6 – November 19 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings 7:30-9:30pm, and Sunday afternoons 12:00-6:00pm. Participants must be available and have no conflicts November 20 – December 3 during tech week and performance weekends.

Auditions for The Nutcracker

** Schedule is subject to change! **

Sunday, August 20, 2023:

Auditions will consist of a barre warm-up, center work, and choreography. Bring a water bottle.

Dress code: Black leotard, pink or skin toned tights, ballet slippers, OR a White or black fitted shirt, black leggings or tights, ballet slippers. Hair in a proper ballet bun or style secured away from the face and eyes.

12:00-1:30 pm  Ages 8 – 10: Dancers must have at least two years of consistent ballet training.

1:45-3:45 pm  Ages 11 – 13: Dancers en pointe should bring pointe shoes.

4:00-6:00 pm  Ages 14 – 18:  Dancers en pointe should bring pointe shoes.

Monday, August 21, 2023:

6:00-8:30pm  Advanced & Professional dancers aged 18+. Ladies, bring pointe shoes. Audition will consist of a full technique class followed by choreography.

8:30-9:30pm  Adults aged 18+, beginner to intermediate level with at least one full year of consistent ballet or other dance training.

Wednesday, August 23, 2023:

6:00-8:30pm  Callbacks if needed

Check back soon for further details!