It’s that magical time of year again! Auditions for the 2023 Nolte Nutcracker will be on Wednesday, August 16th.
Auditions will consist of movement phrases from different roles in the ballet and be observed by Loren Williams and Jere Hunt. Students will not be required to prepare any material. Students should follow our Nolte Academy attire considerations.
If you wish to audition, please fill out this form prior to the date of the audition. If you wish to be considered for the 2023 Nolte Nutcracker but are unable to attend, please fill out the form and email Loren Williams informing her of your absence.
Casting will be announced on Friday, August 25th. Casting will be accompanied by a full 10 week rehearsal schedule.
Please don't hesitate to reach out with any additional questions you may have,
Nolte Academy Team
Wednesday, August 16th
5:00-6:00 Ballet 1-3
6:00-7:00 Ballet 4 & 5
7:00-8:00 Ballet 6+
8:00-8:45 Pointe dancer level 6+
Cast Member minimum Class Requirements:
Dancers must be enrolled in:
Ballet 1 & 2: at least 1 ballet class per week
Ballet 3-8: at least 2 ballet classes per week
Pointe roles: at least 3 ballet classes & 1 pointe class per week
Wk 1: Friday, September 8th - Sunday, September 10th
Wk 2: Friday, September 15th - Sunday, September 17th
Wk 3: Friday, September 22nd - Sunday, September 24th
Wk 4: Friday, September 29th - Sunday, October 1st
Wk 5: Friday, October 6th - Sunday, October 8th
*no rehearsals the weekend of October 13th - 15th*
Wk 6: Friday, October 20th - Sunday, October 22nd
Wk 7: Friday, October 27th - Sunday, October 29th
Wk 8: Friday, November 3rd - Sunday, November 5th
Wk 9: Friday, November 10th - Sunday, November 12th
Wk 10: Friday, November 17th - Sunday, November 19th
Sunday, November 26th - Wednesday, November 29th
*Mandatory rehearsal dates: Wk 9, Wk 10 & Tech Week*
Thursday, November 30th - Sunday, December 3rd
2023 Nutcracker Absence Policy
During the rehearsal process for the 2023 Nutcracker production, each dancer is allowed a maximum of two absences per role they are assigned to, which includes any absences due to illness. Should a dancer surpass this limit and miss more than two rehearsals for a specific role, Loren Williams or Leslie Nolte holds the discretion to replace them with their alternate or understudy. No rehearsals may be missed during the above listed mandatory rehearsal dates.
If a dancer needs to be absent from a rehearsal, they are required to complete an absence request form, conveniently available in the 2023 Nutcracker Family Drive.
This absence policy has been implemented to ensure the production maintains the highest level of quality and enables all dancers to feel fully prepared and confident when performing on stage.
Susie is cast as both a Polichinelle and a Party Child. As per the policy, she is allowed to miss a maximum of two rehearsals for her Polichinelle role and two rehearsals for her Party Child role. However, if Susie were to miss one rehearsal for a birthday party, one rehearsal for a vacation, and an additional rehearsal due to illness, the total absences would add up to three, resulting in a violation of the absence policy.