Nutcracker Auditions

Audition dates: September 12 & 13, 2020

Lafayette Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker


Open to students 8 years and over, with at least one full year of ballet training and is currently studying ballet, in an established dance program.

Roles include: Act I – Party Scene: party children, dolls, tumblers and maids. Battle Scene: soldiers and bunny

Act II –Beginner- Intermediate level students (8-14 yrs): Angels, Candy cane, Peppermints, Neapolitan and Polichinelles.

Advanced level – professional (15 yrs and over): Spanish variation (character shoes) and select Land of the Sweets variations. Roles in Snow scene and Waltz of the Flowers are open to qualified advanced level dancers – Pointe shoes required.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 for Ages 15 to professional. All pointe variations, with Chinese and Spanish.

WHEN: Sunday, September 13, 2020 for Ages 8 – 14 (NO pointe work)


Registration form available on our website here. 

Sunday, Sept. 13, 1:00 – 3:00 Ages 8 –10 yrs (beginner & intermediate level work)

3:00 – 5:00 Ages 11–14 yrs (advanced-intermediate level)

5:00 – 5:30 Tumblers only. NO audition fee required.

Sunday, Sept. 13- WHERE: Lafayette Ballet Theatre, 201 Petroleum Drive, Lafayette.


Please pre-register or arrive ½ hour early to register.

Saturday, Sept. 12, 11:00 – 1:30pm. Ages 15 to Professional. Advanced Pointe work.

1:30 – 2:00 – Ages 15 and up auditioning for roles that do NOT include pointe work: Chinese and Spanish variations. Please feel free to arrive earlier to warm up.

Sat., Sept. 12 – WHERE: Lafayette Ballet Theatre studio, 201 Petroleum Drive, Lafayette.


COST: $35. Audition Fee is due at registration; please make checks payable to Lafayette Ballet Theatre (LBT) or have the exact change. Required of dancers ages 8 – 17 only. TUMBLERS: No fee required if only participating in the 5:00 audition.

DRESS: Ballet Attire.

Further details:

LBT will double cast most children roles; therefore, majority of children will perform only once. LBT must have total control in deciding which day your child is performing. There will be no substituting of days. Siblings and family members will be casted in the same performance. Please make us aware if you have a family member auditioning.

A parent of the child will be notified by mail if they have or have not been selected and informed of which role they will be cast in. If you choose to perform in the production a $300. participation fee is required. This cost includes $85 per costume rental fee, $15 pink tight purchase (females only), and a $200 rehearsal fee.


Normally one rehearsal per week (with the exception of female Party Scene children). Rehearsals will be on the weekends (with the exception of advanced level Act II variations). This is in addition to your regular dance schedule. Rehearsals will begin in late-September and will continue through performance date. The week of the performance will require  evening rehearsals at the Heymann Center, beginning Monday of production week through Friday.

Please contact Mitzi Heath or Shannon Heath (Artistic Directors) at Lafayette Ballet Theatre office (337) 262-0444, or online at, with any questions you may have. Registration form can be completed from our website.