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Sunday, May 4th, 2014
NUTCRACKER AUDITIONS
AUDITION NOTICE FOR AGES 6 - 18 

BTM STUDIOS, Merritt Annex
1981 Moreland Parkway, Bldg 4A, Annapolis, MD  21401


Ballet Theatre of Maryland (BTM), the state’s premier professional ballet company,
will be holding auditions for roles for dance students in its 2014 performances of The Nutcracker on

Sunday, May 4th, 2014 from 10:30am to 6:30 pm
at BTM's Merrit Annex
1981 Moreland Pkwy, Bldg 4A, Bay 4, Annapolis, MD 21401.


Audition registration begins at 10:30 am

Audition Schedule

11:00am to 12:30pm

  • Ladies-in-Waiting, Buds, Pages, Shepherdesses
  • BTM Levels Intermediate 1 through Advanced
  • Ages 10-18.  Some of these roles are on pointe

12:30 - 2:30 pm

  • Party Scene: Party Girls, Party Boys, Louise, Marie, Maid, Fritz, Admiral's Daughter, Grandkids
  • BTM Levels Beginning Ballet 2 through Advanced
  • Ages 10-18 depending on the role

3:00 - 4:30 pm

  • Little Sugar Plum Fairies, Princesses, Cookies
  • BTM Levels Pre-Ballet through Intermediate 1
  • Ages 6-12 (shorter heights)

5:00 - 5:30 pm

  • Fight Scene: Mice, Rats, Screamer Mouse, Bossy Mouse
  • BTM Levels Pre-Ballet through Advanced
  • Ages 6-18 depending on the role

5:30 - 6:30 pm

  • Fight Scene: Soldiers, Rat Lieutenants, 1st Rifleman, Buglar, Drummer
  • BTM Levels Intermediate 1 through Advanced
  • Ages 10-18 

$25 Audition fee.  Please arrive 30 minutes before your audition time to register. 


BTM Nutcracker performances will be at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, Bowie on Dec 6 & 7, 2014
and at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis on December 13,14, 20, and 21, 2014.

Requirements:
Students accepted from this round of auditions must be available for rehearsals on Monday and Wednesday afternoons during the summer from June 23 - August 1.  Students may request permission to miss one week of rehearsals in summer only, subject to the Artistic Director's approval.

Gypsies, Chinese Sticks, Princesses, and Ladies-in-Waiting also audition in the fall, on Sunday, Sept 7.  These are some smaller roles that require less rehearsal time.  

After that audition, all roles rehearse on weekends only - Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday - depending on the role(s) the student is cast in, until we go into the theatre in late November, when rehearsals are on weeknights.

Please call the BTM office at 410-224-5644 or btmmgr@balletmaryland.org for questions or more info.  
Click here to download a flyer with this information.

  
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OPEN AUDITIONS FOR THE BTM COMPANY

Open auditions for company, apprentice, and trainee positions for the 2014-2015 season
will be held 12:00 to 2:30 pm on 
March 2 and March 9, 2014.  Registration begins at 11:00 am.

Dancers interested in auditioning via company class may do so through the end of March. 
Call the BTM office at 410-224-5644 to schedule.

Auditions are held at BTM's Merritt Annex
1981 Moreland Parkway, Bldg 4A, Bay 4
Annapolis, MD 21401

Principal dancers are on 30 week contracts with health benefits & Medical Arts Team.

Season includes:

• 4 production subscription series

• 60 to 70 performances

• Some touring

 

Please contact the BTM office at 410-224-5644 for additional information. Performance pieces are diverse and range from contemporary to traditional. BTM was founded in 1978 and we are looking for hard-working, team players to join the company.

Click here for information on BTM's Choreographic Institute for Apprentice and Trainee candidates.

 

Email Dianna Cuatto, Artistic Director at dianna.cuatto@balletmaryland.org or call 410-224-5644.

  
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