Nutcracker Auditions

Ballet Virginia’s “The Nutcracker” is a wonderful introduction into the world of professional quality performance experiences for dance students ages 6 to 20. New students and dancers from outside of Ballet Virginia are welcome to audition. Performances will be at The Sandler Center from December 16th to December 19th with live orchestra from Symphonicity.

This year’s Nutcracker will have many changes. Due to COVID-19 and an effort to include as many dancers as possible, Nutcracker 2021 will have both masked and unmasked roles.  All dancers who are auditioning and cast in unmasked roles MUST provide proof of full vaccination by December 1, 2021. Regardless of preference, the entire cast will be masked as much as possible backstage and in rehearsals.

DANCE AUDITION DATE: Saturday, September 25, 2021

WHERE: Ballet Virginia’s Norfolk Studios on 700 West 21st Street

PRE-REGISTER and send the completed form back to


1:30—3:00 PM

Ballet Virginia Levels 5—BVII

Ages 12+ (for new students)


3:00—4:30 PM

Ballet Virginia Levels 2—4

Ages 9 to 11 (for new students)


4:30—5:30 PM

Ballet Virginia Levels Ballet B—Level 1

Ages 6* to 8 (for new students)


FEES: $15 audition fee and $50 rehearsal fee if casted due by October 30, 2021


*Must be age 6 by audition date unless invited by Ballet Virginia directors


Nutcracker Children’s Singing Chorus Auditions are October 2, 2021 at 1:30 PM.

All singers who are auditioning must provide proof of full vaccination by the audition day October 2, 2021.

Click here for Chorus Audition form and more information