Nutcracker Audition


Saturday, September 16th

2:30 - 5:00 pm


The City Ballet of Cleveland is holding its annual “Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker” audition on Saturday September 16th from 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm.  The audition is open to all area ballet dancers ages 8 and older, and these young dancers will be dancing side by side with professional ballet dancers including from the Verb Ballets! Dancers auditioning for pointe roles, including Act I Snow and Act II Waltz of the Flowers, should wear their pointe shoes to audition. Potential dancers do not need to be students at Cleveland City Dance; however, students must be enrolled in class at their current studio or Cleveland City Dance during the during the rehearsal process.


The Company Artistic and Executive Director, Courtney J. Laves-Mearini, Ballet Master Mark Otloski, and Case Western Reserve University Professor Shannon Sterne will be conducting the audition.  The performances are scheduled for the weekend of December 2-3 at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts in Cleveland. City Ballet of Cleveland’s The Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker performances are partially supported by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.  A pre-registration form and $10 audition fee should be submitted by Thursday, September 14th.


Click here for audition form.


Click here for a more detailed handout.

Recent Events



City Ballet of Cleveland’s Annual The Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker was presented on December 6th and 7th

at Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Campus

Annual “Sugarplum Tea” to benefit the City Ballet of Cleveland

Saturday, November 22

Birthday parties also available.

Diana Yohe, alumni

City Ballet of Cleveland

13108 Shaker Square • Cleveland, OH 44120


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