Experience the magic of

The Nutcracker – A Tale from the Bayou 

as a member of the Cast!

Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre will cast local children, ages 8 to 12,  as lambs, cherubs, mice, cooks, toy soldiers and party children in this treasured holiday production.


Sunday, September 12th, 2021

12:00-12:45 p.m. Boys 8 years* and up

12:30-1:15 p.m. Girls 8 years* old

1:30-2:15 p.m. Girls 9 years old

2:30-3:15 p.m. Girls 10 years old

3:15-4:00 p.m. Girls 11-12

*Children must be 8 years old by December 31, 2021.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled audition time.  Wear a leotard, tights, ballet slippers and know your current height, weight, and garment size.

***In order to ensure the health and safety of all of our dancers, we are asking all children and adults to wear a mask upon entry and throughout the audition period to protect against COVID-19.  Thank you for understanding our policy.  We will continue to take advice from medical professionals as the situation evolves.

Audition fee:  $10 Cash or Check please

At Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court, Baton Rouge, LA 70810  (225) 767-5814.


A limited number of financial hardship scholarships are available for all fees and miscellaneous expenses.  Fill out the application online below. Applications will be available at the audition or can be printed below.

Online scholarship application
Print scholarship application here

Performance Dates:

Saturday, December 18th, 2021 & Sunday, December 19th, 2021

At the River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, 300 Saint Louis Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Click here to learn more about our company auditions for advanced dancers.
To fill out the audition form in advance, you can download and print it here.  Bring the completed form with you along with the $10 audition fee.
Questions:  Call 225-766-8379
Print Audition Form


Children's Auditions (Ages 8 - 12)

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Children's Auditions

Dancer’s Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court

  • 12:00pm-12:45 pm Boys, 8 years+
  • 12:30 pm-1:15 pm Girls, 8 years old
  • 1:30 pm-2:15 pm Girls, 9 years old
  • 2:30 pm-3:15 pm Girls, 10 years old
  • 3:15 pm-4:00 pm Girls, ages 11-12

Company Auditions (Ages 13+)

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Company Auditions


Advanced dancers with at least 2 years on pointe

Click here for more information about Company Auditions.

  • The children’s roles of Clara and BonBon are reserved for eligible members of BRBT Youth Ballet program.
  • $10 audition fee per dancer.
  • Mandatory rehearsals with our professional artistic staff are on either Saturday or Sunday from mid-October until the week of the production. Rehearsals are one to two hours long, depending on the role.
  • A small participation fee is charged and costumes are provided.