City Ballet of Cleveland’s Fifth Annual

“A Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker” Audition

WHEN: Sunday, September 16th, 2018

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: 1:00 – 3:30 pm


Students ages 8 and up (minimum with one-year dance experience) from area ALL 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.

Performances are scheduled for Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16 at Breen Center for Performing Arts, with a closed dress rehearsal Friday, December 14 for Act I and Act II. Additional festival performances may be available during the season.

Rehearsals will take place at Cleveland City Dance Studios from September through December on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays depending on roles.

Several options are available for the required fundraising activity.

If interested please call 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