Toledo Ballet Announces 79th Annual Nutcracker Auditions

Published Monday, August 26, 2019 9:00 am

Toledo Ballet will hold open auditions for its 79th annual production of The Nutcracker on Thursday, September 12 and Saturday, September 14, 2019. Dancers enrolled in other community programs are invited to audition.

“Toledo Ballet welcomes all dancers from the region who are at least seven years old to attend our 2019 Nutcracker auditions,” says Lisa Mayer-Lang, Artistic Director for Toledo Ballet. “I encourage students who are not currently enrolled at Toledo Ballet to call our studio and schedule a time to be placed in the appropriate level for auditions. Come and see what all of the buzz is about and be part of the region’s top-rated Nutcracker this year!”

Ballet dancers levels 5-7 and those ages fourteen and older auditioning for both Nutcracker and Toledo Ballet Company must attend on Thursday, September 12 from 5:45-9:15 PM. Dancers who are not in levels 6-7 may be released at 8:15 PM. Callbacks will be held on Saturday, September 14 from 5:30-6:30 PM.

Audition Dates

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Level 5-7 Ballet (Ages 14+) 5:45-9:15 PM
Dancers auditioning for both The Nutcracker and Toledo Ballet Company

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Level 1 Ballet (Age 7+) 1:30-2:15 PM
Level 2 Ballet (Age 8+) 2:30-3:15 PM
Level 3 Ballet (Ages 9-10) 3:30-4:15 PM
Level 4 Ballet (Age 11+) 4:30-5:30 PM

All dancers auditioning for Toledo Ballet’s Nutcracker must be seven years old by September 1, 2019 and pay a $20 audition fee. For more information, call 419.471.0049 or visit


Toledo Ballet is one of the region’s oldest performing arts institutions. Celebrating 80 years of dance instruction, the Toledo Ballet is recognized as one of America’s finest pre-professional dance programs. Toledo Ballet produces two full-scale productions annually—including the longest-running performance of The Nutcracker in the nation—operates the not-for-profit Toledo Ballet School, organizes and presents the pre-professional Toledo Ballet Company, and implements an arts in education program in northwest Ohio schools as well as through other outreach activities.

On January 1, 2019, the Toledo Ballet and Toledo Symphony officially merged to form the Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA), a new non-profit organization dedicated to providing exceptional live dance and music performances and education for the region.



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