Auditions for English Youth Ballet

Wanted – 100 young male and Female Dancers (aged 8–18) for English Youth Ballet’s magical production of The Nutcracker.

On Monday, March 17, young male and female dancers from the area will have the opportunity of a lifetime - to audition for roles in a sensational production of The Nutcracker to be presented at the Nottingham’s Theatre Royal.

Award-winning English Youth Ballet is holding an audition for male and female dancers from 5pm on that date at The Emmamuel School, Gresham Park Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7YF.

They are looking for a total of 100 young dancers to perform the corps de ballet and soloist roles in the exciting Nutcracker production which will be presented at the Nottingham Theatre Royal on July 25-26.

The auditions are at 5pm–6.30pm for younger dancers (aged 8 – 11) and from 7pm-8.30pm for older dancers (aged 12–18).

The audition is an experience in itself as all the dancers will take part in a 90-minute ballet class in a studio theatre and their parents are invited to watch from the audience.

The audition is just a taste of what is to come for the successful dancers.

EYB director Janet Lewis said: “We are looking for boys and girls who love to dance and who can demonstrate that at the audition.

“Auditioning for EYB is an experience in itself as we encourage the dancers to really work on their style and presentation. The audition will feel like a performance as it taking place in a studio theatre and parents are invited to watch. The dancers who are accepted will rehearse as professionals for ten days and then perform with our exceptional principal dancers.”

The young dancers are coached by and then perform alongside international principal artists. EYB’s large cast ensures that each ballet is performed with the scale and grandeur which was originally intended.

The company is one of the largest in the UK and is made up of eight professional principals and 100 local dancers (aged 8–18). EYB principal dancers are of the highest calibre and have joined EYB from companies such as the English National Ballet and the San Francisco Ballet.

It is advisable to pre-register for the audition to avoid queues - but it is possible to register on the day. For more information and to register for the audition contact, Miss Lewis on 01689 856747, email or visit