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Southwest Virginia Ballet Holds Auditions for 2022

The Nutcracker at the Berglund Center – The Home of Southwest Virginia Ballet

Southwest Virginia Ballet (SVB), an award-winning, pre-professional dance company, invites community members ages 7 and up to become a part of its most popular holiday tradition.

2022 will mark the 31st annual performance of SVB’s The Nutcracker at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre, the Home of Southwest Virginia Ballet. This is the area’s largest Nutcracker performance and has been awarded Roanoke’s Best Annual Holiday Event in 2021, as well as Roanoke’s Best Art Performance in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

The Nutcracker is a timeless holiday tradition, the best-known of all ballets.  Each year SVB’s performance hosts a cast of more than 100 dancers, 200 costumes and 400 accessories! To take part in this production is to share the stage in one of Roanoke’s most cherished artistic events and honored holiday tradition of Virginia’s Blue Ridge.

Community members can perform as reindeers, mice, soldiers, party guests and more.

Auditions for dancers with a minimum of 2 years en pointe will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, from 1:30 – 3:00 PM at Star City School of Ballet, home of SVB at 1005 Industry Ave. #7A, SE Roanoke, VA 24013.

Auditions for dancers ages 7-18 and up, will be held on Sunday August 28, 2022, beginning at 2pm at Star City School of Ballet, home of SVB at 1005 Industry Ave #7A, SE Roanoke, VA.

Dance experience is preferred but not required for Sunday’s audition.

Pre-registration is required.

The Nutcracker performance dates are Friday, December 9 at 10am, Saturday, December 10 at 2 and 7pm and Sunday, December 11 at 3pm at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre.

Questions: Call 540-387-3978 or email info@svballet.org

Photos by DanMcDildaphotography.com

Nutcracker Auditions

Are you between the ages of 7-18 and want to audition to be part of Southwest Virginia Ballet’s 30 performance of The Nutcracker at the Berglund Center?  It’s a FUN experience to be part of such a BIG Professional performance!!! If so, auditions will be held on the dates below. 

**Please note, we may not be able to accept all auditioners.

August 27 at Star City School of Ballet – Home of Southwest Virginia Ballet

1005 Industry Ave Bldg. 7 Roanoke VA 24016

August 27 – This audition is for dancers who have been En Point for AT LEAST 2 years. Registration begins at 1pm and auditions will start at 1:30pm, ending at 3:00pm. Masks will be required at all times! Prior to coming to the studio, please complete the REQUIRED registration form online. Dancers should arrive promptly at 2pm ready to dance in standard dance wear. Water bottles are encouraged.

August 28 at Star City School of Ballet – Home of Southwest Virginia Ballet

1005 Industry Ave Bldg. 7 Roanoke VA 24016

August 28 – This audition is for dancers with little to no dance experience ages 7-18. Registration begins at 2pm and auditions will start at 2:30pm, ending at 4:30pm. Prior to coming to the studio, please complete the REQUIRED registration form online. Dancers should arrive promptly at 2pm ready to dance in standard dance wear. Water bottles are encouraged. Younger dancers will finish up earlier than older dancers, specific times will not be given. Parents of younger dancers should stay near the studio.

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2 comments
  • November 2020 Newsletter – Christina Nifong November 23, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    […] This filmed version of the ballet classic will showcase not only the amazing dancers from Southwest Virginia Ballet, but also beloved icons of the city of Roanoke — places you might want to […]

  • The Magic of ‘The Nutcracker’ – Christina Nifong November 23, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    […] In this most heartbreaking of years, she will become the Sugar Plum Fairy, tapping into her talent, her grace, her heart to delight theater fans across Southwest Virginia and beyond. […]

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Aug. 27-28, 2022Nutcracker Auditions

Are you between the ages of 7-18 and want to audition to be part of Southwest Virginia Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker?  It’s a FUN experience to be part of such a BIG Professional performance!!!