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Dances Patrelle Announces Student Auditions for "The Yorkville Nutcracker"

Dances Patrelle Announces Student Auditions for "The Yorkville Nutcracker"


Dances Patrelle


Ballet Academy East, 1651 Third Avenue, Third Floor, NYC


Saturday, September 30, 2023 - 4:00pm
Sunday, October 1, 2023 - 2:30pm



Dances Patrelle

Dances Patrelle announces young dancer auditions for The Yorkville Nutcracker on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1, 2023 at Ballet Academy East, 1651 Third Avenue, Third Floor, NYC. Courtesy of New York City Ballet, Miriam Miller will join the company as the Sugar Plum Fairy and partnering her will be Tyler Angle. For more information, visit https://www.dancespatrelle.org/.

All Auditions to be held at Ballet Academy East Studios
1651 Third Ave, 3rd Floor, NYC

Dancers should arrive in appropriate dance attire. (For soloist roles, dancers should be prepared to dance en pointe).

Auditions for Dancers Age 10-12
Saturday, 30 September - 5PM (Registration starts 4PM)
Parent Meeting 5PM

Auditions for Dancers Age 6-7
Sunday, 1 October - 3PM (Registration starts 2:30PM)
Parent Meeting 3PM

Auditions for Dancers Age 8-9
Sunday, 1 October - 4:30PM (Registration starts 4PM)
Parent Meeting 4:30P

Audition for Ages 12+ (Corp and Soloist roles, dancers performing en pointe)
Sunday, 1 October - 3PM (Registration 2:15PM)
Dancers at this level can join Dances Patrelle's MASTERWORKS for Spring Workshops

Production Fee: $325, with a discount for siblings. Limited scholarships are available. Download, complete, print and bring the registration form to audition, available at https://www.dancespatrelle.org/.

Comprehensive rehearsal schedule will be available at audition. All students must be currently enrolled in a ballet school. Weekly rehearsals will begin October 7 for select groups.

For questions, email nutcracker@dancespatrelle.org.

*Please do not call Ballet Academy East or Dances Patrelle Offices.

Dances Patrelle will present The Yorkville Nutcracker from December 14-17, 2023 at the Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, E. 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, NYC. Francis Patrelle's Holiday Classic will return for its 27th Season! Enjoy a magical tour of 1895 New York City with Dances Patrelle. Your journey begins with a Christmas Eve party at Gracie Mansion attended by dignitaries from around the world - including our new police commissioner, Theodore Roosevelt. Thrill as you behold a battle with life-sized mice! Then go for a bracing midnight skate on the ponds of Cental Park. Finally, take a sleigh-ride to the Grand Conservatory of the Bronx Botanical Gardens in time for a beautiful sunrise buffet of sweets, hosted by the Sugar-Plum Fairy. New York City Ballet's Miriam Miller and Tyler Angle lead the Dances Patrelle cast in this magical and whirlwind seasonal confection, with rich delights for ballet lovers of every age.

Dances Patrelle (dP) is a dynamic professional ballet company celebrating its 34th season! dP presents two annual seasons in New York – the timeless holiday tradition, The Yorkville Nutcracker, and a spring repertory season featuring world premieres and classic Patrelle favorites. Mr. Patrelle’s body of work includes over 50 original ballets choreographed for Dances Patrelle, and spans an incredibly wide range of styles, from his beloved American Songbook collection to such contemporary classics as Madame X, Macbeth and Rhapsody in Blue. Heralded by Lynn Garafola in Dance Magazine as a choreographer with “a personal vision…classical because it is rooted in metaphor and symbolic language [and] populist because of its legibility and broad cultural resonance,” Patrelle has also cultivated a long-time collaboration with composer Patrick Soluri, commissioning four original scores including 2009's Murder at the Masque for dP's 20th Anniversary. Known for attracting the great talent of each generation, Dances Patrelle is pleased to count ballet stars such as Marcelo Gomes, Jenifer Ringer, Donald Williams, Lourdes Lopez, and Cynthia Gregory among its dancers. For 25 seasons, Dances Patrelle has tapped into the human experience, connecting intimately with the audience and continuously reinventing dramatic dance. In 2013, the company was named the resident ballet company of the Kaatsbaan International Dance Center.


“In Francis Patrelle’s ballets, the characters come alive. His choreography is full of heart and soul.”
– Cynthia Gregory, Prima Ballerina


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