GCB strives to be inclusive — all ballet dancers, regardless of local studio affiliation, are invited to audition. This includes recent high school graduates, college students, and Nutcracker alumni. This is a community production!
DEADLINE to register online (see bottom of page) — Monday, August 29
Save the Date — Auditions — September 9-11, 2022 at Ballet Arts Academy*
(*Due to UM construction and a home Griz game, it will be easier to hold auditions at BAA rather than the University of Montana.)
Save the Date — Nutcracker Performances — December 16-18, 2022
Note: New for 2022 — Party Scene Auditions for Adults
Due to an increase in interest from adults, there will be a formal audition for Party Scene roles — Mother, Father, Ladies, Gentlemen, Maid, Butler — please register online and attend according to the schedule. Depending on numbers, we may not be able to cast everyone who is interested in any given year. Children who are dancers are not necessarily cast in the Party Scene with their auditioning parents — it is very sweet when families do have the opportunity to dance on stage together, but please know this is not something to expect. Party Scene adults are asked to follow all rules and policies (especially regarding backstage access and photography) — keep in mind this means you won’t be able to sit in the audience and watch your child (during performances) or be backstage to watch from the wings. Thank you for your understanding!
In order to understand as fully as possible what it means to be part of this production, please read all information below prior to auditioning. This is especially important for new families, but also recommended for returning families (since policies, fees, and rules may have changed). The FAQ page is also informative — please look through these common questions as well.
Final Audition Checklist
- Register Online (by the deadline of Monday, August 29)
- Attend audition day and time according to exact current age (schedule will be posted online)
- Arrive (15) minutes early to check in
1) Ballet Head Shot (no larger than 3×5″)
2) Performance Waiver
3) COVID-19 Waiver
4) Performance Agreement
5) Thank You Note to Donors
Alert: Critical Nutcracker communication takes place via email. Frequently check your Junk folder (Gmail users check your Promotions folder, too!). If you register for auditions and do not start receiving weekly emails, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org