2017 Nutcracker Information for Dancers, Parents

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Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker - auditions at Fleur-De-Lis Academy of Ballet

When/where are the auditions for

Moscow Ballet Nutcracker?

Auditions for the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker will be held at the Fleur-De-Lis Academy of Ballet in the Mellwood Art and Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave, Suite 279, Louisville, KY on October 21, 2017 at 11am.

Registration will be held in the front lobby of the Mellwood Art Center. We ask that all pre-registered dancers arrive no later than 10:30am. If you have not pre-registered, we request for you to arrive beginning at 10:00am.

Who is eligible to audition?

All dancers between the ages of 6-18, and preferably under 5’6” with approximately one (1) year of ballet experience are welcome to audition. Sometimes taller dancers are cast, so don't let height stop you from auditioning!

What roles are available?

Party Children, Mice, Little Snowflakes, Snow Maidens, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, French

How do I register to audition?

Please fill out the contact form below for pre-registration.

Day of audition walk in registration will begin at 10:00 at the Fleur-De-Lis Academy studio.

What should I wear to the Audition?

Dancers must be dressed in black leotards or leggings (boys) and pink tights. Please bring pointe shoes if on pointe. Please NO lipstick, body glitter, colored eye shadow, or false eyelashes.

How long will the Auditions Last?

Approximately 2 hours.

When will we find out if my child has been cast?

Immediately following the audition. Parents: Plan to stay for about 45-60 minutes after the audition is over to see if your child was cast, and receive written information with rehearsal schedules.

Is there a fee to be in the moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker?

Yes. If your dancer is cast in both shows, the fee is $50 per show. Cast fee payment is due the day of casting, if possible. If not possible, the LATEST date to pay the cast fee is the MONDAY following audition. If payment is not made, your child will be removed from the cast. Check or debit/creditcard are accepted. (Visa, MC, Discover, AMEX)

When will rehearsals be?

If chosen, students MUST be available the first few days after audition for preliminary rehearsals with the Moscow Ballet’s casting director.

Depending on which role your dancer is cast in rehearsals will be EVERY Saturday or Sunday afternoon from November through mid-December.  (NOTE: there will NOT be rehearsal the weekend of the Thanksgiving holiday).

Rehearsal times will be dependent on which role your child is cast. Please be prompt for both the start and conclusion of each rehearsal.

When will we perform the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker?

Louisville: December 15, 2017

Lexington: December 18, 2017

More information to follow the audition.

Can my child miss a rehearsal?

Your child may only miss one (1) rehearsal. The absence request must be made in advance, and in writing for the Artistic Director’s approval. After Thanksgiving rehearsal attendance is mandatory.

Are parents allowed to observe the audition or rehearsals?

Due to space constraints, parents will not be allowed to observe the auditions or rehearsals. We invite you to explore the shops at the Mellwood Art and Entertainment Center, and Danny Mac's pizza will have specials for you to enjoy. 

Where can I get more information?

Please complete the form below and we will get back to you promptly. Also go to http://www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions for more information and to fill out the information and waiver form.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Ariadne McAuley - Artistic Director (502)777-3551  ariadne@fdlacademy.com

Lisa Schmoetzer -School Administrator  Lisa@fdlacademy.com  & info@fdlacademy.com