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The Nutcracker , 2013

Dance with Ballet Northwest

  • Auditions for Ballet Northwest’s The Nutcracker and Ballet Northwest’s 2014 - 2015 Company will be held Saturday Sept. 20th.
    • 2:30pm: Company auditions, ages 12 and up
    • 4:00pm: The Nutcracker auditions, ages 8-10
    • 5:30pm: The Nutcracker auditions, ages 11 and up
      (non-company Community Cast)

  • Auditions will be held at the Johansen Olympia Dance Center
    412 Jefferson Street SE Olympia, WA 98501

  • Dancers must be age 8 by August 31, 2014 to audition for The Nutcracker. To audition for the Ballet Northwest Company, dancers must be age 12 by August 31 and enrolled in at least two intermediate ballet classes a week at any studio. Company members perform in The Nutcracker as well as Don Quixoite in May, 2015

  • Bring a signed application and waiver, download the form here.

Participation Fees

Nutcracker Community Cast Participation Fee: $150.00. BNW Company Participation Fee: $300.00 (includes Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Company Classes and more!). Payment can be made by Visa, MasterCard or check (payable to Ballet Northwest). Scheduled payment plans are available. Immediate family member discount of 40% is available with one family member at full fee.

Financial aid is available. The Board of Directors of Ballet Northwest understands that the company fee may put financial strain on some families. Financial aid requests will be reviewed for financial need and kept confidential. Dancers will be notified when requests have been approved. Dancers MUST pay the Participation Fee or submit a Partial Fee Waiver application to be able to participate in the production(s).


Sunday, September 21st
4pm -Company Nutcracker callbacks
4pm - Mandatory Company Parent Meeting

Saturday, September 27th
The Nutcracker rehearsals begin. All dancers must be available for Nutcracker rehearsal on Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend, and company dancers must be available for Don Quixote rehearsal the second weekend of Spring Break, April 11-12.

Sunday, September 28
4pm - Mandatory Nutcracker Community Cast Parent Meeting

Performances of The Nutcracker at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts
December 12-14 & 19-21, 2014

Performances of Don Quixoite at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts
May 8-10, 2015

Nutcracker 2014 Merchandise Order Form

Order your Nutcracker t-shirt or sweatshirt today.

Please submit this form with payment
by mail or to the BNW drop box at
Johansen Olympia Dance Center

Orders Due October 5, 2014