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Cincinnati Ballet
Young Performers


Each year, Cincinnati Ballet auditions talented young performers to be part of our upcoming productions. This is a unique opportunity to dance alongside Company dancers and gain experience in professional productions.

The 2022-2023 Season will include opportunities to participate in
The Nutcracker, ALICE (in Wonderland), and Beauty and the Beast.

Audition Candidates


Participation in Cincinnati Ballet productions is by audition only.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS 

Candidates must be ages 8 and up and fully vaccinated.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Casting is subject to current costume sizes.
Casting notices will be sent via email.

August 20, 2022

The Nutcracker

Dancer Audition


Cincinnati Ballet is looking for talented young dancers to be part of our upcoming production of The Nutcracker.

AUDITION TIMEHEIGHT
12:00-1:45 pm3’10”-4’6″
2:45-4:30 pm4’7″-5’2″
5:15-6:30 pm5’3″-5’10”

October 2022

The Nutcracker

Gymnast Audition


Cincinnati Ballet is looking for talented young gymnasts to be part of our upcoming production of The Nutcracker.

Gymnasts should be comfortable performing cartwheels, back-walkovers, and round-off back handsprings.

AUDITION TIMEHEIGHTREGISTER
Scheduled individually after registration is completed.4’2″-4’8″

October 23, 2022

ALICE (in Wonderland)

Dancer Audition


Cincinnati Ballet is looking for talented young dancers to be part of our upcoming production of ALICE (in wonderland).

AUDITION TIMEHEIGHTREGISTER
12:00-1:15 PM3’11”-4’3″
1:30-4:00 PM4’4″-5’7″

Open to Otto M. Budig Academy students only

Winter 2023

Beauty and The Beast

Dancer Audition


Cincinnati Ballet is looking for talented young dancers to be part of our upcoming production of Beauty and the Beast.

AUDITION TIMEHEIGHT
12:00-1:15 pm3’11”-4’3″
1:30-4:00 pm4’4″-5’3″

Open to Otto M. Budig Academy students only

AUDITION FAQs


LOCATION: Cincinnati Ballet Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance, 1801 Gilbert Avenue I Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Check in time will begin 45 minutes prior to audition. Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to the audition start time.

WHAT TO WEAR: Either a black leotard, ballet pink or flesh-toned tights, and ballet slippers OR white shirt, black tights or leggings pants, and ballet slippers. Hair pulled back and neatly secured.

WHAT TO PREPARE: Dancers do not need any prepared material for the audition. Dancers may be excused early or asked to stay longer. Your patience is appreciated.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: Please check the anticipated rehearsal schedule at the audition. If you cannot make the performances or the mandatory rehearsals, please do not audition. Please note: not every role will be called to every rehearsal.

HEALTH AND SAFETY


Cincinnati Ballet is committed to providing Young Performers students with a rewarding experience. With the health and safety of our students, dancers, staff and faculty as a top priority, all Young Performers participants are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Cast members will be required to periodically be tested for COVID-19. Additional COVID-19 protocols may be required in order to deliver a responsible and safe student experience.

Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance exterior rendering dusk

contact
Young PerfoRmers


CONTACT INFORMATION

wwhite@cballet.org
513-577-4086

LOCATION

1801 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45202