The Nutcracker

2018 Nutcracker Dates

Friday, December 14, 7pm
Saturday, December 15, 2pm & 6pm
Sunday, December 16, 3pm

Nutcracker Prep Classes

Would you love to audition to be cast in the Nutcracker? These prep classes are where to start to build confidence in the audition process. Students will work on Ballet Technique, audition etiquette, and choreography from ABAA’s Nutcracker Ballet that will be presented at the auditions. Please follow ABAA’s class uniform policies at the prep classes.

September 4 – 7
Ages 5 – 7 T/Th 4:30 – 5:30 pm $50
Ages 8 – 10 W/F 4:30 – 6:30 pm $75
Ages 11 – 13 W/F 6:00 – 8:00 pm $100
Pointe for Ages 11 – 13 W/F 8:00 – 8:45 pm $30
Ages 14+ T/Th 5:30 – 8:00 pm $100
Pointe for Ages 14+ T/Th 8:00 – 9:00 pm $40

 Nutcracker Auditions 

Auditions for ABAA’s 2018 Nutcracker will be held on Saturday, September 8th.
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your audition time to register and be measured. Girls wear: Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes and hair secured in a bun. Girls ages 5-6 may wear pastel leotards. Boys Wear: Black tights/leggings, white t-shirt, must be tucked in, hair out of face.

Click here to download the 2018 Audition Form to fill out prior to the audition:-)

Ages 5-7 | 10-10:45am
Ages 8-10 | 11-12:30pm
Ages 11-13 | 1-2:30pm
Ages 14+ | 2:45-4:15pm
Dancers en pointe ares 11+ | 4:15-5:30pm (also audition at above time with age group)

For additional questions, please feel free to contact the director:

Participant & parent informational meeting attendance required upon casting:
Saturday, September 15, 1:30-2:30pm

Ives Theatre at the Masonic Heritage Center

ABAA proudly presented their fifth and sixth annual Nutcrackers in December 2016 and 2017 to fours sold-out audiences at the beautiful, new Ives Theatre at the Masonic Heritage Center in Bloomington.   Ashley Ballet Arts Academy’s  Nutcracker had the honor of being the first ballet performed in the theatre, and it certainly will not be the last.

Nutcracker Tea

ABAA established a tradition in 2016 with our Nutcracker Tea, a family-oriented event where attendees had the opportunity to meet characters from the ballet, hear Clara’s father read them the story of The Nutcracker, and have a ballet lesson from Director Miss Ashley to learn some of the steps they would see onstage!

Calling all Girl Scout Troops!

We are offering special pricing to troops as well as earning a fun badge. 

Click here for registration form.