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English Youth Ballet to hold auditions for a production of The Nutcracker at New Wimbledon Theatre

Posted: 06 June 2013
English Youth Ballet to hold auditions for a production of The Nutcracker at New Wimbledon Theatre

Wanted: 100 Young Male and Female Dancers (aged 8 - 18) for English Youth Ballet’s Magical Production of Nutcracker

On Monday 24 June, young male and female dancers from around Wimbledon and Surrey will have the opportunity of a lifetime - to audition for roles in a sensational production of The Nutcracker at New Wimbledon Theatre.

Award-winning English Youth Ballet are holding auditions for male and female dancers (aged 8 - 18) from:

4.30pm on Monday 24 June on the stage of the New Wimbledon Theatre

We are looking for a total of 100 young dancers to perform the corps de ballet and soloist roles in our exciting production of The Nutcracker that will be presented at New Wimbledon Theatre from 8 – 9 November 2013. 

  • 4.30pm (on the stage) - audition for younger dancers (aged 8 - 11).
  • 6.45pm (on the stage) - audition for older dancers (aged 12 - 18). 

The audition is an experience in itself as all the dancers will take part in a 1.5hrs ballet class on the stage 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 - Miss Janet Lewis MBE - says '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 on the stage at the theatre and parents are invited to watch. The dancers who are accepted will rehearse as professionals for 10 days and then perform with our exceptional principal dancers.'

The opportunity to perform with English Youth Ballet (EYB) is unique. 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 please contact Miss Lewis on 01689 856747, email misslewis@englishyouthballet.co.uk or visit www.englishyouthballet.co.uk

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