Albany Berkshire Ballet Announces 2018 Student Auditions for The Nutcracker

Be part of the magic — Albany Berkshire Ballet (ABB) is coming to a city near you!


ABB’s 2018 The Nutcracker annual production will visit four cities throughout the Northeast. More than 600 young students will have the opportunity to dance alongside the company’s professional dancers as they bring this holiday classic to more than 9,000 delighted audience members.

ABB is holding student auditions for the production’s Northeast tour, which will run from November 24 through December 15, 2018. Performances will take place in Burlington, Vt.; Pittsfield, Mass.; Springfield, Mass; and Albany, N.Y.


Albany, NY – Sunday, September 16, 2018

School of the Albany Berkshire Ballet
25 Monroe St., Albany, NY
10:00 am Ages 6-8
12:00 pm Ages 4-5
12:45 pm Ages 9-11
2:30 pm Ages 12 and up

Pittsfield, MA – Sunday, September 16, 2018
Cantarella School of Dance
116 Fenn St., Pittsfield, MA 01201
10:00 am Ages 4-5
11:00 am Ages 6-8
1:00 pm Ages 9-11
3:00 pm Ages 12 and up

Springfield, MA – Sunday, September 23, 2018
Westside Dance Center
168 South Blvd, West Springfield, MA 01089
10:00 am Ages 4-5
11:00 am Ages 6-8
1:00 pm Ages 9-12
3:00 pm Clara

Burlington, VT – Sunday, September 30, 2018
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
153 Main St., Burlington, VT 05401
10:00 am Ages 4-5
10:30 am Ages 6-8
11:30 am Ages 9-11
1:00 pm Ages 12 and up

Students are welcome from all dance schools to audition.  Below are answers to common questions.

  • What skills are required? ABB strives for inclusion, and places students in a role appropriate to their skillset and age.
  • What are the time commitments? Saturday or Sundays (depending on casting) in Oct, Nov and Dec. (total of eight rehearsals)
  • What is the cost per student? $15 Audition Fee, and a $25.00 Production fee.
  • What do I bring to the auditions?  Audition forms will be available at auditions, or please fill out and bring the following form completed to auditions: Download

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For more information please contact the Albany Berkshire Ballet at, or on Facebook.