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Asheville, NC  28804​

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Auditions: Nutcracker

The Asheville Ballet will hold Auditions for our extravagant, professional production of The Nutcracker, Saturday, September 28th at the studios at 4 Weaverville Highway.

1:30pm for Intermediate/Advanced teen and adult dancers (beginning with a ballet technique class, and followed by auditions for Pointe roles at 2:45)


3:15pm for children and all teen and adult dancers (please arrive early to fill out your audition forms)


Audition Fee is $10.

Parts are available for all dancers from all regional studios for ages 4 to senior adults.

For information call the Asheville Academy of Ballet at 828-252-4761, or contact us.

The Nutcracker will be performed at Diana Wortham Theatre on December 12-15, 2019.

Rehearsals will be held, depending on roles, on Friday afternoons and evenings and/or Saturday afternoons, plus three Sunday afternoons (11/24, 12/1, and 12/8), with special parts also scheduled on Sunday afternoons.  Additional tech week rehearsals will be held Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoons at 4:00 pm at the Diana Wortham Theatre, December 9-11. Group rehearsals will begin on October 4, 2019.
The Asheville Ballet is North Carolina’s oldest non-profit professional ballet company.  Join us for another exciting year of professional productions. 

The Asheville Ballet auditions dancers on a show-to-show basis and often invites selected performers to continue performing in future productions throughout the year. We offer a number of paid adult professional dancing positions as well as college apprenticeships.


Please email us or call our studio office at (828)252-4761 with any questions. We also accept emailed video/headshot/dance shot/resume submissions to

We will review your material and contact you promptly! 

In addition, students from both the Academy of Ballet and Contemporary Dance as well as other studios in the Western North Carolina region are cast both in ensemble and soloists roles in our productions. In other words, you do not have to be a student attending classes with the Academy of Ballet and Contemporary Dance to perform with us. We are delighted to include the entire community in their passion to perform, both professional and student alike. All that we ask is that students are taking at least two dance technique classes per week, somewhere, in order to maintain the high-caliber of artistry that we have become so known for.