Audition for Ruth Page's The Nutcracker 2022

Audition for the 2022 production of Ruth Page’s The Nutcracker!  

The quintessential holiday and family classic returns in 2022. Audition to be part of this annual tradition! 
Satuday, August 27 & Sunday, August 28
Auditions will be held in Studio 1 of the Ruth Page Center for the Arts - 1016 N Dearborn St 


Adult Audition: 

Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 11:00am – 3:00pm 

This audition is for Advanced and Professional dancers ages 13+ at time of audition. Women must audition en pointe, and must have a minimum of two years of pointe work. 

Bring a copy of your headshot and résumé. Rehearsal and Performance Pay included. Register HERE!

*Callbacks will take place on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 from 7:30 – 9:00pm. Attendance at our 6:00p Advanced/Professional Ballet class is strongly encouraged for warm-up. 


Rehearsals: Wednesday evening, Saturday & Sunday afternoons beginning September 10th. 

Open Advanced/Professional Classes (11:00am - 12:30pm) and Intermediate Classes (4:30pm - 6:00pm) will be held at the Ruth Page School of Dance in preparation for the audition, August 22 - August 26, 2022. Register here.


Children’s Audition: 

Sunday, August 28, 2022 from 11:00am – 3:00pm 

This audition is for dancers of all levels, ages 7-13 at time of audition. The youngest dancers will be released at approximately 12:00p. Older dancers should plan to stay for the entire audition. Dancers should be in appropriate ballet attire - tights, leotards, and ballet slippers.

No headshot nor résumé required. Register HERE!


Rehearsals: Saturday afternoons beginning September 10th 

Open Beginner and Intermediate Classes will be held at the Ruth Page School of Dance in preparation for the audition, from 4:30pm - 6:00pm, August 22 - August 26, 2022. Register here for "Back to Nutcracker" classes! Cost: $20 per class, or all 5 classes for $90!



We have in-person performances planned at TWO locations for the 2022 season! 
December 3rd & 4th at Northeastern Illinois University 
December 17th at College of Lake County - Grayslake, IL 

(not all members of the children’s cast will travel to Grayslake) 


Please note that there will be mandatory full cast rehearsals on November 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th. 


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Be a part of history – Ruth Page’s The Nutcracker is Chicago’s oldest Nutcracker production! Originally presented in the Arie Crown Theater from 1965 until 1997, this production recreates Ruth Page’s iconic and beloved original full-length staging.