Join the cast of the Magic City Nutcracker, Birmingham’s Community Nutcracker Ballet! This volunteer and community-based ballet will celebrate its 7th annual production by performing at the historic Virginia Samford Theatre. Auditions will take place at Vestavia Dance, 2061 Kentucky ave, Vestavia Hills, Alabama 35216

Dancers ages 5–Adult are welcome to audition—some dance training is recommended but not required. 

Principal dancers Morgan McEwen of MorDance and former dancer with BalletMet and Brian Gephart of MorDance and former dancer with Joffrey Ballet will join the cast as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. Performances are December 6th–December 8th, 2019.

What to wear to the audition:

Ladies and girls, please wear a black leotard, full-length pink tights, hair securely in a ballet bun, ballet shoes, and pointe shoes if you have had at least two years of pointe classes prior to the audition date.

Gentlemen and boys, please wear white Dance shirt, black dance tights or black dance shorts, and ballet shoes.

*Dancer will not be admitted into the audition of dress code is incorrect.
Please email if you have any questions about dress code. 

Headshots of each dancer will be taken prior to your audition so please be dressed and ready when you arrive.

Audition times

Please arrive 30 minutes or more to ensure you register and take your headshot before your audition time. Registration opens at 8:30 am We will not let anyone into the audition late- it is your responsibility to arrive with ample time to take your headshot, warm up and register before your audition time.

Saturday, September 7
9:00—11:30 AM
Ages 13- adult/advanced dancers (please bring pointe shoes if you have had two years of training or more)

11:30 AM—1:30 PM
Ages 5-8

1:30—4:00 PM
Ages 9-12

4:00—5:00 PM
Adults interested in acting based roles

*We may ask a dancer to stay for a callback audition. Please be aware that audition days can be long. Pack snacks and lobby activities accordingly.

*Please be prepared to accept your role before leaving the dance studio. If you are unable or unwilling to accept your role we need to offer it to another dancer so we can create the cast efficiently. Dancers will need to sign their contract of acceptance of the role with a parent or guardian’s assistance while also reading through the requirements and the rehearsal dates to ensure there are no schedule conflicts with the dancer. We appreciate your efforts in this matter. 

Please email with any questions.

Audition Fee

$10 per dancer. Checks can be made out to Magic City Nutcracker.
Contact: 786-209-4343

Audition Location 

Vestavia Dance
2061 Kentucky ave, Vestavia Hills, Alabama 35216