Nutcracker 2022- Principal & Jr. Principal Roles Audition Information!


December 3 & 4, 2022
Hendricks Hall
UCM Campus

CSA Nutcracker Principals

We are excited to announce auditions for our 10th annual production of

The Nutcracker ballet this holiday season!

  • Auditions will be held at Center Stage on Saturday, August 20, 2022.

  • CSA Dancers in Beginning Pointe and Pointe 1-4 are eligible to audition for Principal Roles.*

  • CSA Ballet students in 6th grade and older may audition for character feature roles (Jr. Principal).*

  • Boys 3rd grade and up may also audition for Principal or Jr. Principal Roles. *

Dancers who are cast in a Principal Role (ie, Sugar Plum Fairy, Chinese, etc...) will be required to attend a choreography workshop September 17-18, 2022.

Detailed audition information will be available in August 2022. If you have any questions, please email Miss Maggie prior to auditions at:

*Please note: As with all auditions, there will be some dancers who are not cast in principal roles in the production as there are only a limited number of roles to be cast. It is important to understand this before auditioning and for parents to help prepare their children for this possibility. 

Note for all ballet parents!


Each ballet class will perform one dance in The Nutcracker! Ballet dancers in Kindergarten, Junior, Intermediate and Advanced ballet classes need not audition, as they are directly cast in suitably challenging roles by the Ballet Department Staff. The audition date above is only for Principal and Jr. Principal "additional" roles.


The Class Role Casting (which classes are Gingersnaps, Party Children, etc...) will be announced in September. Most rehearsals will be during class time; however, there will be a few extra practices later in the fall. While we hope that all of our ballet students will perform in the Nutcracker, participation is not required. Rehearsals will be only a portion of class time and will reflect technical concepts students are learning.

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CSA Nutcracker battle scene
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Nutcracker Parent Info!

-- Info for ALL ballet students Kinder Combo & up! Coming in August!