• Company and Nutcracker Audition Info Night Wednesday, Sept 7, 7pm at TheRAP

  • 2022-2023 Season Auditions

    The Nutcracker 2022

    Saturday, September 10, 2022


    ***Please register online. Scroll down for Registration Form***

    Open auditions for Redding City Ballet Company positions and casting in the 2022 production of The Nutcracker are being held:
    Saturday, September 10, 2022
    Location: The Redding Arts Project, 1726 Market St, Downtown Redding
    Cost: $15 audition fee (will be applied to participation fee)

    10am Children 6-9 years old (Creative Ballet, Pre-ballet, Level I Ballet equivalent)
    11am Children 10-13 years old (Level II, III & IV Ballet equivalent)
    12pm Dancers 13 to adult, girls en pointe at least one year (Level IV & V Ballet equivalent)
    1pm Character/Adult dancers, including boys/men not training in ballet

    Children must be 6 by Auditions.
    Please arrive 15 minutes before the audition time to allow for parking and check-in. Dance attire of black leotard, pink tights, pink shoes, hair in a bun for females: black tights or leggings and white shirt or leotard for males.

    Company Consideration:
    Dancers ages 11+ auditioning for Redding City Ballet Company positions, please submit a headshot and training resume to admin@reddingcityballet.org. Dancers in the company are from Redding and the surrounding area, training at multiple studios, coming together to produce classical and contemporary dance. Company positions will be offered for the 2022-23 season.

    Important Dates:
    Company and Nutcracker Audition Info Night: Wednesday, September 7, 7pm, theRAP
    First Cast Meeting: Saturday, September 17, 2pm
    Show Dates: Tentative: Weaverville December 10, Redding: December 16 and 17, 2022

    More Information:
    Performance fees are due at the first cast meeting and are non-refundable once rehearsals start. Click here for fee and tentative rehearsal schedule information.

    Dancers cast in the show must be enrolled in ballet training, either at The Redding Arts Project or another local studio (school classes count for children 10 and under). Please submit a proof of training form at the first rehearsal (form will be emailed with casting). Please do not audition if you are not able to commit to rehearsals. For kids it will be about 1-2hrs per week (youngest ~ 45 minutes). For Corps de Ballet it will be 2-4 hrs per week.

    Missed rehearsals will result in a reduced part or being dropped from the cast. Missed rehearsals due to illness won't be counted against the dancer- please let your choreographer know at the time of the absence. Tech week rehearsals are mandatory and missing one (unless due to illness or injury) will result in being cut from the show. Understudies are cast for this reason. Thank you for understanding.


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  • Performance/Company Cost

    Non-pointe Children’s roles (ages 6-10) and Party Scene Character roles

    Performance fee $140 (for Nutcracker only)- includes performer fees, t-shirt, video recording, (sweatshirt $10 more)

    Pointe Role (non-company)

    Performance fee $240

    Additional family member discount is $35 (no additional DVD)

    Sweatshirts are $10 more.

    Company Members Yearly Performance Contract (due in 2 equal payments)

    Junior Company ages 11-13

    Performance fee $ 480 includes performer fees, 2 show t-shirts, 2 video recordings, (sweatshirt $10 more per show), company jacket, company t-shirt.

    Trainee Company ages 14-18

    Performance fee $ 580 (pointe role) includes performer fees, 2 show t-shirts, 2 video recordings, (sweatshirt $10 more per show), company jacket, company t-shirt.

    Company 18+

    $15 audition fee, $120 for company jacket, company t-shirt

    Stipend negotiated by contract

    Invited Guest Performer

    $15 audition fee

    $55 show t-shirt and video recording

    Stipend negotiated by contract