Student Nutcracker Auditions

Student Cast Auditions

Auditions for the 2024 production of Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker are scheduled for Sunday, July 21st at Alameda Ballet Academy located at 1402 Park St in Alameda. All students must be at least 8 years of age and at least 44″ tall.

62″ & up  Registration 12 – 12:15 | Audition 12:15 – 1:00
56″-61″ Registration 12:45 – 1:00 | Audition 1:00 – 1:30
44″-55″ Registration 1:15 – 1:30 | Audition 1:30 – 2:00

You must register to attend the  audition. Please fill out the audition form and you will receive email confirmation of group and time once it is received.

Nutcracker dancers dressed in pink looking to the right and posing legs crossed.

Students in the production pay a participation fee of $190. This covers the cost of costume maintenance and cleaning, as well as the coaching they receive in preparation for the performances. Not only do the students see how a production of this size is put together, they gain in confidence from the responsibility they carry.

Participation fees are due upon acceptance of role and are only refundable for medical reasons.

Dancing with the Oakland Ballet was an outstanding experience for my daughter from start to finish. She has walked away with a new-found inspiration for dancing and performing: What a wonderful opportunity!

We were honored to be part of such a great production and the experience was amazing. Mr. Lustig was wonderful through it all and we hope to be able to be part of Oakland Ballet again in the future . . . Mr. Lustig’s presence in the Oakland community has shown to be overwhelmingly positive . . . Again, thank you and the Oakland Ballet for allowing (my daughter) to have this unique experience!

My daughter had a fabulous time dancing in Oakland Ballet’s Nutcracker. She loved the variety of roles and the opportunity to engage in the production from rehearsals through performance days. Graham and the Oakland Ballet staff encouraged and inspired her — it was a very worthy experience.