Nutcracker 2024 Professional Company 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 its professional company and character roles for the upcoming Nutcracker season. Professional dancers, adult ballet students, and college students are all encouraged to audition. Auditions will be held both in-person at JMBT studios located in Harvard Square and via video submission.

Preference will be given to local dancers from the Greater Boston area.
Dancers must be legally authorized to work in the US. We are not able to sponsor international dancers at this time.


Performance Information

Dates

December 6-22, 2024
(17 total shows)
Dancers are required to be available for and perform in all shows.

Location

Strand Theatre, Dorchester, MA


Rehearsal Information

Schedule

November 12, 2024 through December 22, 2024 (6-week contract)
Monday–Friday, 9:00AM–4:00PM
Some weekends as necessary to rehearse with the children’s cast

Location

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

Details

Rehearsals will commence on November 12th and continue until the end of the production run. Dancers are to report each day for company class and rehearsals throughout the day. Daily rehearsal schedule will be provided with advance notice. Dancers will have a one hour lunch break during weekday rehearsals. Please note that weekend rehearsals will be scheduled ad hoc based on dancers’ casting and the children’s cast schedule.

Dancers will be offered a 6-week contract. Remuneration is commensurate with experience and role and will be paid bi-weekly.


Audition Information

All dancers, whether auditioning in-person or submitting a video audition, must fill out the audition form below.

Live Audition Details

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
12:00PM

Summer and Fall Audition Dates TBC

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 are highly encouraged to bring pointe shoes.

Video Audition Submission Details

Please submit 2 or 3 videos performance excerpts or ballet class exercises. Submissions should be a total of 5-10 minutes. Videos should be high quality with a clear showcase of dance technique and simple editing.

Female dancers must showcase dancing on pointe in a leotard and tights.
Male dancers are to showcase dancing in form-fitting dance attire in ballet shoes.

Auditions will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Dancers can expect a decision within four weeks of submission. Early submissions are encouraged.

Dancers may be asked to come in for a technique class upon submission of their video audition.

Deadline: September 21, 2024


Nutcracker Professional Company Audition Form

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Personal Information

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Dancers must be legally authorized to work in the US. We are not able to sponsor international dancers at this time.

Questions? Contact our office at info@ballettheatre.org or 617-945-1944.