Auditions for the Greater Niagara Ballet Company’s 2022 production of The Nutcracker will be held on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th, 2022.

Both auditions will be held at the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center (NACC), 1201 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY 14301 (use purple door entrance on Porter Avenue side of the building).

Audition Schedule:

Saturday, September 17, 2022

11:30am: Registration opens

  • Audition 1a. 12-12:45pm: Ages 5-10
  • Audition 1b. 1-1:30pm: Dancers ages 10-12/Ages 12+
  • Audition 1c. 1:45-2:15pm: Dancers ages 13+

Sunday, September 18, 2022

9:30am: Registration opens

  • Audition 2a. 10-10:45am: Ages 5-10
  • Audition 2b. 11-11:30am: Dancers ages 10-12/Ages 12+
  • Audition 2c. 11:45-12:15pm: Dancers ages 13+

Important Information:

  • Everyone auditioning should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled audition times (i.e. for an 11am audition, you should arrive no later than 10:30am). Pre-filled registration forms are strongly encouraged; please fill in, print out, and bring your complete registration form on the day you or your child will audition.
  • Dancers will be expected to be fully warmed up prior to their audition times. There will be no time during the audition for warming up.
  • If you cannot make either audition date, you MUST contact us BEFORE auditions and this must be done through emailing us at to make arrangements. This policy is in place for both new and returning dancers. 
  • No one will be permitted to audition both days, nor should anyone attend two different times. Questions about which audition to attend should be directed to
  • The Audition Fee is $15 per dancer. Audition fees are due the day of the audition. Please have your payment ready with your registration forms.
  • Note that the (b) auditions are intended for all dancers ages 10-12. It is also the time slot for those who are older than 12 who have little ballet training/experience. The (c) auditions are meant for only for dancers ages 13 to adult; female ballet dancers with pointe training and male dancers with at least one year of ballet training in this age range should attend this audition. Anyone who is 13+ with considerable training in another genre of dance should contact us at to inquire about which audition to attend.
  • Most regular rehearsals will be on Sunday mornings and afternoons. A few rehearsals may be on Saturday. Please indicate weekend availability on the registration form. We encourage your child to audition even if they are generally available for only Saturday or only Sunday rehearsals as they will still be able to participate. Junior and senior corps de ballet and soloists must be available for Sunday rehearsals.
  • Performance dates are December 9th and 10th.