Nutcracker Auditions

Nutcracker Auditions

Calling All Children, Teens and Adults!


Please complete the registration form below.

Roles will be announced Sunday night.

2019 Nutcracker Cast

Click on the link to view the casting list:  MVPA 2019 NUTCRACKER CASTING 

Mandatory rehearsals will be August 19th through August 23rd. A detailed schedule is to follow. An announcement will be posted on Facebook once the schedule is on the website.

Thank you to everyone who auditioned. We look forward to Nutcracker 2019.

Saturday, August 10th

Ballet Arts of Central New York
4854 Clinton Street • Clark Mills, NY 13321

Apprentice Auditions

Registration: 9:00am
Audition: 10:00am

For students auditioning for company and apprentice placement who are under 14 years old. Must have at least 1 year on pointe.

Company Auditions

Registration: 12:00pm
Audition: 1:00pm

For company and apprentice placement for dancers 14 and up. Must have at least 1 year on pointe.

Sunday, August 11th

The Stanley Theatre
261 Genesee Street, Utica

Open Auditions

Registration: 12:00pm
Audition: 1:00pm

Must be at least 5 years old. Must be able to take direction and behave appropriately. Prior experience in dance or gymnastics helpful, but not required.


  • Must be at least 5 years old
  • Must be able to take direction and behave appropriately
  • Prior experience in dance or gymnastics helpful, but not required.
  • We expect to have roles for all children.
  • Audition fee is $15
  • Costume and Production Fee is $100, payable after successful audition.
  • MUST ATTEND MANDATORY REHEARSALS MONDAY, AUGUST 19th THRU FRIDAY, AUGUST 23rd. For a complete list of rehearsal dates, call 315-738-7646


You may still register at the door the day of auditions.

The 2020 Nutcracker Cancelled

Since 1980, Mohawk Valley Performing Arts has brightened the holiday season for years through its staging of the classic “The Nutcracker.” The Board of Directors and artistic staff have endeavored to make our production unique, through major investments in sets, costumes, choreography, lighting and guest artists. Accordingly, Mohawk Valley Performing Arts “The Nutcracker” has afforded young dancers the unique opportunity to perform on the Stanley World Stage in front of large audiences every holiday season.

Faced with the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors along with our Artistic Director, has had to make the painful decision to cancel “The Nutcracker” for 2020. Multiple factors were considered in coming to this conclusion. To perform “The Nutcracker” under the state protocols and health considerations would do a disservice to our patrons, and, more importantly, our young dancers.

The Board is presently planning for a Spring Production of Cinderella. We are still offering our Arts Integration Program virtually to school districts. We expect to come back strong in the 2021 holiday season with our 40th production of “The Nutcracker” that will live up to the high standards of Mohawk Valley Performing Arts.


Lisa Burline Roser
President, Mohawk Valley Performing Arts