No previous dance experience required for many roles for the performance opportunity of a lifetime!
“Dear Mr. Mateo, … the impact that you and your company have on these children is life-lasting… Thank you for including children who I am certain you know will never be dancers, but will always be poised and self-assured ballerinas regardless of the stage they choose in life.” Mother of Nutcracker participant from 1999-2003
José MateoBallet Theatre
Children’s Auditions for The Nutcracker. José Mateo Ballet Theatre invites aspiring young performers of all ages to audition for the performance opportunity of a lifetime! The Company has embarked on a state-wide search for 200 talented children to fill 3 casts in roles of Party Children, Mice, Soldiers, Angels, Court Attendants,Polichinelles, and the lead child role, Clara.
This holiday season performances of The Nutcracker will take place at The Cutler MajesticTheatre in Boston’s historic Theatre District and Dorchester’s Strand Theatre, November 25-December 24, 2017. All children cast in the production will perform at both theaters.
Children and teenagers ages 6*-18
*Previous dance experience is not required for children ages 6-10
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. by age
José Mateo Ballet Theatre Studios
400 Harvard Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge
Sunday, September 10, 2017, 10:00 am-2:00 pm by age
José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker is the only local professional production to hold OPEN auditions for young dancers outside its own school.
Cuban-born José Mateo is Founder and Artistic Director of José Mateo Ballet Theatre, one of America’s leading producers of new ballets, and the area’s most innovative school for quality ballet training. Founded in 1986, Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre’s highly acclaimed Company regularly presents Mateo’s innovative vision of classical ballet at its stunning Sanctuary Theatre in its home at the OldCambridge Baptist Church in Harvard Square, Cambridge. The School inCambridge and Dorchester offers an innovative model for a high-quality academy with a humanistic approach to ballet training that fosters diversity and inclusion. The organization is the originator of Dance for World Community, a project that builds local and global networks to expand the role of dance in our culture, and the producer of the annual Dance for World Community Festival.