The Great Russian Nutcracker
Prep Camps & Mock Auditions

Greater Seattle area cast members of the 2017 Great Russian Nutcracker.

Prepare for the Seattle auditions of the Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet by polishing steps that will be included in the audition and what to expect in the audition.

Workshops and Mock Auditions

Open to all dancers ages 6-18 in the greater Seattle area who have had at least 1 year of ballet training and are currently enrolled in a ballet class.


In the Nutcracker Prep Camps, dancers will learn steps that will be in the Moscow Ballet's Nutcracker audition. 

2023 Nutcracker Camps:

Nutcracker Prep Camp for Ages 8-10, Thursday 8/10, 1:30-4:00 pm in Magnolia

Nutcracker Prep Camp for Ages 11-17, Friday 8/11, 1:30-4:00pm in Greenwood

Nutcracker Prep Camp for Ages 6-8, Saturday 8/12, 1:00-2:30pm in Shoreline


Participate in a simulated audition and receive valuable feedback & tips from our acting audition judges.


2023 Mock Audition: 

Saturday August 12th, 3:00-4:15pm


Nutcracker Prep Camp: $50

       Mock Audition:        $25

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More information:

Dress Code
Any solid colored-leotard and tights are acceptable and ballet slippers. Hair for girls should be pulled back into a secure ballet bun. 

Shoreline Audition Location

American Dance Institute Shoreline
1240 NE 175th Street,
Shoreline, WA 98155

Greenwood Rehearsal Location

American Dance Institute Greenwood
8001 Greenwood Ave North,
Seattle, WA 98103

Magnolia Rehearsal Location

American Dance Institute Greenwood
8001 Greenwood Ave North,
 Seattle, WA 98103

If You Are Cast In The Performance


Cast dancers pay a $50 cast fee and $150 rehearsal fee.  Fees are due immediately upon casting so bring your checkbook. Only cash or checks are accepted. Make checks payable to American Dance Institute. 

Rehearsal Location

Rehearsals on September 10th and 11th will be held at American Dance Institute's Shoreline Studio 2, 1240 NE 175th St C, Shoreline, WA 98155.

Ongoing Rehearsals from September 23rd- November 12th will be held at American Dance Institute's Greenwood Studio 2, 8001 Greenwood Ave North, Seattle WA 98103.

Rehearsal Schedule

If cast, dancers need to be available to learn the choreography from Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet's audition director on September 10th after the audition and September 11th after school.

Note: They will not need to be there the whole time but for an hour (plus or minus) within that time frame for their particular group to learn the choreography from Moscow Ballet’s rehearsal director. Actual time is TBD.

You will be assigned a 1-hour rehearsal time, approximately, on Saturday and/or Sunday, sometime between the hours of 3:00-9:00 pm. This will be your assigned rehearsal time each week from September 23rd – November 12th.

Schedule subject to change pending additional rehearsal requirements.

Nutcracker Performance Dates

There will be two Nutcracker performances in Seattle, 2:00pm and 6:00pm on Sunday, November 19, 2023. Dancers may be cast to perform in either one or both shows.


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