Albany Berkshire Ballet Announces 2019 Student Auditions for The Nutcracker

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


ABB’s 2019 The Nutcracker annual production will visit multiple 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 late November through mid December 2019. Performances will take place in Pittsfield, Mass.; Springfield, Mass; and Albany, N.Y.; and more!


Albany, NY – September, 2019 – Date TBA

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 – September, 2019 – Date TBA

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, and more – September, 2019 – Date TBA

10:00 am Ages 4-5
11:00 am Ages 6-8
1:00 pm Ages 9-12
3:00 pm Clara

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.