City Ballet of Cleveland’s Fourth Annual

“A Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker” Audition

WHEN: Saturday, September 10th, 2016

WHERE: Cleveland City Dance
13108 Shaker Square (near the movie theater)
Cleveland, Oh 44120

PARKING: Free Parking at the back entrance off of Drexmore Rd.

TIME: 2:00 – 5:00 pm


Students ages 8 and up (minimum with one-year dance experience) from ALL area dance schools. There are roles for students who dance on pointe including advanced dancers; please wear your pointe shoes to audition for these roles. Female dancers’ heights should be in the range of 4'0" to 5'10". Male dancers’ heights should be in the range of 4'2" to 6'0". Students must continue to take their dance classes during the semester.

Performances by the City Ballet of Cleveland, directed by Courtney Laves-Mearini, former dancer with Cleveland Ballet, Atlanta Ballet and others. Ballet Master is Mark Otloski, former principal with the Cleveland Ballet.

Performances are scheduled for Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20 at Breen Performing Arts Center, with closed dress rehearsal Friday, November 18 for Act I and Saturday, November 19 Act II morning dress rehearsal. Additional festival performances to be announced.

Rehearsals will take place at Cleveland City Dance from September through December on Saturdays and Sundays. The more advanced dances will also have additional weekly evening rehearsals.

Several options are available for the required fundraising activity.

If interested please leave a message at CCD, 216-848-9088.
Pre-registration forms are available on line at

The audition assesses the dancer’s ability so that he/she may be appropriately cast in a role. Participation is voluntary; no Cleveland City Dance student is required to perform. A parent or guardian must attend a mandatory meeting after all auditions.

See PDF for more information.

Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker Performance