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The Nutcracker


Contact Rebecca Weger
804-344-0906 x231

Hampton Roads Master Classes

Richmond Ballet is proud to invite area ballet students from the entire Hampton Roads dance community to a Master Class on Saturday, August 22, 2015 starting at 10 am at Norfolk Academy, 1585 Wesleyan Drive in Norfolk.

“We were so pleased with the warm welcome we received from the Hampton Roads area last holiday season,” said Brett Bonda, Managing Director at Richmond Ballet. “We are eager to return with our production of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, December 4-6 at Chrysler Hall and we hope to become more a part of the community’s annual holiday traditions.”

The School of Richmond Ballet and Norfolk Academy both pride themselves on providing exceptional dance instruction. Jeff Danielson, Fine Arts Department Chair and Elbert Watson, Dance Master for Norfolk Academy are excited to host Richmond Ballet for this great opportunity for dance students. The School of Richmond Ballet will offer two Master Classes for ages 10-15 years old for Intermediate Dancers and 14-18 years old Advanced Dancers.

The Master Classes will be taught by Igor Antonov, Director of Richmond Ballet II and Cecil Tuzii from The School of Richmond Ballet Faculty.

Classes will be $20 and are available by contacting:                                                                                           Rebecca Weger at 804-344-0906, ext. 231 or rweger@richmondballet.com.


The School of Richmond Ballet and Richmond Ballet Minds In Motion Team XXL Student Cast Auditions for Richmond Ballet The Nutcracker to be presented in Richmond, VA in December 2015

Audition Dates: TBA

Every year Richmond Ballet The Nutcracker provides students of The School of Richmond Ballet with the opportunity to perform with the professional company. Richmond Ballet The Nutcracker casts between 100 and 150 students, ages 7 and older, in a variety of roles. Participation in The Nutcracker is an exciting and rewarding experience for young dancers, and continues to foster their love of ballet. Young dancers perform as party children, baby mice, baby lambs, toy soldiers, and more. Students must audition to be considered for a role in The Nutcracker. Students must be registered students of The School of Richmond Ballet or members of Richmond Ballet Minds In Motion Team XXL to audition. Auditions are held after the start of The School of Richmond Ballet Fall Semester in September.

View photos of Nutcracker casts at www.bravoballetphotos.com


The Nutcracker

Norfolk Tour of Richmond Ballet The Nutcracker to be presented in Norfolk, VA December 4, 5, and 6, 2015.

Audition dates: Sunday, August 30 and Sunday, September 13, 2015

A holiday tradition returns to Norfolk, when Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia, presents Stoner Winslett’s full-length The Nutcracker, December 4-6, at Chrysler Hall. As The State Ballet of Virginia, Richmond Ballet is excited to share this beloved holiday classic across the Commonwealth.

Please be aware that students who are cast must be available to attend all rehearsals and costume fittings for which they are called, and perform in any of The Nutcracker performances to which they are assigned. Rehearsals occur once each weekend for as many as eleven weeks. Also, the Norfolk Nutcracker student cast will travel to Richmond for a Sunday rehearsal with the professional company. Please also understand that while performing in The Nutcracker is an exciting and rewarding experience, there is a considerable commitment required from parents as well as students, with transportation of the students to rehearsals and performances.

The Nutcracker is a professional production of Richmond Ballet.  The selection of all performers is the responsibility of Richmond Ballet, Artistic Staff and School faculty, who will be making casting decisions based on subjective judgment.  Poise, size, and talent for the choreography are the primary selection factors.  Please note that in meeting the requirements of the production, the artistic staff and faculty may sometimes go outside the parameters of student height, student age and cast size in order to cast the production adequately.  This is at the sole discretion of the artistic staff and faculty.


Special thanks for Todd Rosenlieb Dance for providing studio space, teachers and faculty while Richmond Ballet tours in Norfolk.