Nutcracker 2024 Children’s Auditions

Join José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s 36th annual production of The Nutcracker this holiday season! JMBT welcomes dancers of all backgrounds to audition for the children’s roles for the upcoming Nutcracker season. Auditions are open to all young dancers ages 6-18. No dance experience required for the youngest roles.

Performance Information


December 6-22, 2024
(17 total shows)
Children will be assigned performances when they are cast – children will not perform in every single show


Strand Theatre, Dorchester, MA

Rehearsal Information


September 28, 2024 through December 5, 2024
Rehearsal schedule TBC


JMBT Studios
400 Harvard Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 (in Harvard Square)


If your child is accepted into the cast, all parents/guardians must attend the mandatory Nutcracker Parent/Guardian Orientation Meeting on September, 21, 2024.

Audition Information

All dancers must fill out the audition registration form below.

Live Audition Details

Saturday September 7, 2024

9:00–10:00AM | Ages 6-7
10:15–11:15AM | Ages 8-10
11:30AM–12:30PM | Ages 11-12
1:00–2:15PM | Ages 13-15
2:30–4:00PM | Ages 16-18

JMBT Studios
400 Harvard Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 (in Harvard Square)

Dancers are to wear form-fitting dance attire with long hair pulled back away from the face in a bun or twist. Female dancers aged 13-18 are highly encouraged to bring pointe shoes.

Nutcracker Children’s Audition Registration Form

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Student Information

Student Name
Date of Birth
Home Address

Additional Information

Questions? Contact our office at or 617-945-1944.