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Nutcracker Children's Cast Open Audition

Joffrey Academy of Dance

Sunday, September 15, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CDT)

Chicago, IL

Nutcracker Children's Cast Open Audition

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Type End     Quantity
1st Audition Group- 10am, 9-11 yrs, 4’-4’5” Ended Free  
2nd Audition Group- 12pm, 10-14 yrs, 4’5”-5’ Ended Free  
3rd Audition Group- 2:30pm, 9-10 yrs, 4’5”-5’ Ended Free  

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Nutcracker Children’s Cast Auditions

The Joffrey Ballet will be holding one day of auditions, Sunday, September 15, 2013. This audition is for all children from any studio or school interested in auditioning for the America's #1 Nutcracker. Please pre-register under the student's name. Register for the age and height group that fits your child's description. This will determine what time they will audition. Registration at Joffrey Tower opens an hour before your audition time.
Audition Details:
Please bring a completed Audition Form with you, along with a headshot or photo of the child no larger than 4x6.
Audition Requirements:
Dancers must meet the following criteria:

  • Age: between 9 and 14 by September 15, 2013
  • Height: 4’ – 5’ tall
  • Availability:
    • Available for rehearsals in October, November and December, 2013
    • Performances falling on dates between December 6– December 28 (no performance December 25)

Dancers should attend the audition based on age and height requirements listed below:


  Age: 9-11



Age:   10-14

  Age 9-10


  Height: 4’ - 4’5”


  Height: 4’5” - 5’


  Height: 4’5” - 5’


  9:00-10:00 am



  1:30-2:30 pm


  10:00-11:30 am


  12 pm-

  2:30-3:30 pm



We ask that all dancers be prepared to stay until 3:30 pm. 

Have questions about Nutcracker Children's Cast Open Audition? Contact Joffrey Academy of Dance

When & Where

Joffrey Tower
10 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601

Sunday, September 15, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CDT)

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Joffrey Academy of Dance

Located in the heart of Chicago’s theater district, the 20,000 square foot Exelon Education Center, which is home to the Academy, boasts four state-of-the-art studios in the new Joffrey Tower. The Joffrey Academy recently received the distinguished honor of being named 2010 Outstanding School by the Youth America Grand Prix, the world’s largest international student ballet competition. The Joffrey Academy also received the Boeing Game Changer Award in recognition of its efforts to make dance accessible to all.

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