2022 Open Community Nutcracker Auditions

Performances will take place December 10 – 24, 2022 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre  and feature internationally acclaimed guest artists.

For more information on the show, please visit our Nutcracker page.

Audition Day:

Friday, September 9th, 2022
at Southland Ballet Academy, Irvine Studio
710 Roosevelt, Irvine, CA 92620

Audition Times:

Ages 7 – 9: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ages 9 – 12: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (no pointework required)

Audition Day:

Saturday, September 10th, 2022
at Southland Ballet Academy, Fountain Valley Studio
9527 Garfield Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Audition Times:

Ages 7 – 9: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ages 9 – 12: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (no pointework required)
Ages 11 – 14, pointework required: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ages 15 & up, pointework required: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Professionals, Ages 18 & up: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $30 cash or online

Pre-Registration Is Required: Click here to  register.


Festival Ballet Theatre conducts auditions for male and female professional level dancers on an as-needed basis.  Dancers can audition for specific ballets, in person or by video.

Video Submissions:  Professional Dancers interested in be considered should submit resume, photo and video to info@festivalballet.org. We will refer to these submissions as positions/need arises.

In-studio Auditions:  We will post notifications of auditions on our website and announce via social media (follow us on facebook and twitter) when we hold live auditions.  Audition dates will be posted on this website, approximately one month before the audition session. Dancers should come prepared to take class, women will dance on pointe.  After warm-up, dancers will be shown combinations in groups and as partners, and they will be assess in respect to technical and artistic skills.
Dancers who live in southern California, or those who may be traveling to the area, are welcome to join us for class at any time so we can become familiar with your dance style and abilities.


Nutcracker Auditions:  Open Community Auditions are held in September and performances run in December at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. Renowned guests artists appear in each performance, with FBT company members, and talented young ballet students appear in the children’s roles.

Festival Ballet Theatre
9527 Garfield Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708