Ruth Page Civic Ballet – Auditions for Nutcracker


Sunday, August 26, 2018  •  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Adults, Young Men and Women ages 13 and up
Auditions for Soloists, Corp de Ballet, and other roles. 
Women must be on pointe and have had at least two years of pointe work.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018  •  7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Adult Call-Backs

Saturday, September 8, 2018  •  2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Boys & Girls ages 7-12
Auditions for Soldiers, Bonbons, Party Children, and other roles.

 * Please come prepared with tights, leotards, and ballet slippers (pointe shoes if on pointe) *

All Auditions Held at:
Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL
For questions, contact MaryAnn at 
312-337-6543 or


December 1 &  2 , 2018
Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium
Chicago, IL

Additional Tour Dates Possible


An important component of the Ruth Page Center for the Arts and its School of Dance is the Ruth Page Civic Ballet, the official youth training performance company and one of its Artists In-Residence. Serving as a bridge between ballet training and professional performance, the Ruth Page Civic Ballet provides performance opportunities for the most advanced ballet students from the School as a means of continuing their training. Members of the company will train in this program before moving on to national and international professional dance companies. The Civic's dancers are joined in performances by notable guest artists and choreographers, expanding their sphere of professional work. Central to the Civic's performance engagement is the annual presentation of "The Nutcracker," the popular recreation of the beloved holiday classic. Originally presented in the Arie Crown Theatre from 1965 to 1997, the Ruth Page Civic Ballet performance recreates Ruth Page's original full-length staging. Exquisite dancing, stunning costumes and magical settings in the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets, "The Nutcracker" promises world-class entertainment and holiday joy for children of all ages.