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Beautiful hand made costumes and amusing, lively choreography transport the audience to Clara's world in the late 1700’s. Children and teens are the stars of this Memphis treasure, directed by Mary Van Dyke and Erin Walter.

“The Children’s Ballet Theater Nutcracker” will be held at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Memphis in December 2022.

AUDITIONS are held in September for children and teens for roles such as Party Girls, the Russian Dance, Clara, Fritz, and more. Teens and professionals may also audition for Arabian and Spanish leads, and the Sugar Plum Fairy and Prince and much more. We are proud that two of our students were accomplished enough by their senior year to dance the role of Sugar Plum Fairy in recent years. Younger children age kindergarten to our Level 1 do not need to audition and automatically are cast in the show. Email for more information on our Nutcracker.

Please note that it is required for those entering levels 2 – 8 in the fall, to attend one of our Summer Ballet and Contemporary Workshop to prepare for choreography and auditions for the Nutcracker.

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