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 14,  as lambs, cherubs, mice, cooks, toy soldiers and party children in this treasured holiday production.  Don’t miss your chance to experience the magic of performing on stage with the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre!


Sunday, September 18th, 2022

12:45-1:30 p.m. Girls 8 years* old

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

2:30-3:15 p.m. Girls 10-11 years old

3:15-4:00 p.m. Girls 12-14

3:45-4:15 p.m. Boys 8 years* and up

*Children must be 8 years old by December 31, 2022.

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

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.   Recipients of this award will receive tickets for families to watch their child perform along with some fun extras such as a commemorative T-shirt, Nutcracker doll, and a backstage photograph package.  We hope to share our love of dance with others who might not otherwise be able to enjoy the joy of performing in this magical show! Fill out the application online below. Applications will also be available at the audition or can be printed below.

Online scholarship application
Print scholarship application here
How to support the Nutcracker scholarship fund.

Performance Dates:

Saturday, December 17th, 2022 & Sunday, December 18th, 2022

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

Make it even more fun and bring a friend!

Dance with your friends onstage and double (or triple) your fun!  Bring your 8 -10 year old friends to the audition.  No formal dance training is required and children need only to be able to follow instructions.  See you there!


Children's Roles Auditions (Ages 8 - 14)

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Children's Auditions

Dancer’s Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court

  • 12:45 pm-1:30 pm Girls, 8 years old
  • 1:30 pm-2:15 pm Girls, 9 years old
  • 2:30 pm-3:15 pm Girls, 10-11 years old
  • 3:15 pm-4:00 pm Girls, ages 12-14
  • 3:45 pm-4:15 pm Boys, ages 8 and up

Company Auditions (Ages 13+)

Saturday, August 27, 2022

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.