August 27: Nutcracker Auditions

The Nutcracker Auditions

Sunday, August 27

Be a part of this magical production!

1:15-5:20 p.m.
San Pedro Ballet School
1231 S. Pacific Ave. San Pedro

San Pedro City Ballet, home of American Ballet Theatre superstar Misty Copeland, is holding auditions for its 24rd annual production of The Nutcracker.

Auditions will take place at San Pedro Ballet School (1231 S. Pacific Avenue in San Pedro) on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Ballet Company is seeking performers ages 4 to adults, and all levels of dance. No experience is necessary. The audition schedule will take place as follows:

Ages 4-5, 1:15-2:00 p.m.
Ages 6-8, 2:05-2:50 p.m.
Ages 9-11, 2:55-3:40 p.m.
Ages 12+, 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Adults, 4:35-5:20 p.m.

All participants must enroll in classes at San Pedro Ballet School. A $195 non-refundable rehearsal and costume fee is required to participate; $175 rehearsal fee for second family members. Payment is due August 27 at the audition.

The 2017 production of The Nutcracker will take place at the historic Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro on Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10. The show features dance, magic, gorgeous sets and costumes, and is fun for the whole family.

For questions or more information, contact San Pedro City Ballet at 310.732.1861 or email

About San Pedro City Ballet

San Pedro City Ballet was established in 1994 by nationally recognized dancers and teachers Cynthia and Patrick Bradley as a not-for-profit dance company serving greater Los Angeles. The company performs The Nutcracker annually at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, as well as produces original modern works for a variety of venues throughout Southern California. Its mission is to identify, train and promote a world-class pre-professional dance company from the diverse population of the Los Angeles Harbor area that is founded in the base of classical works and traditions, and goes beyond to explore new contemporary and original modern works and to provide training to schools throughout Los Angeles for arts education and after-school programs.

Former student Misty Copeland recently made history by becoming the first African American female Principal dancer at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre in New York. She is considered ballet’s first breakthrough star in decades, and has been featured in a commercial for Under Armour that went viral; danced with Prince on tour; written a bestselling autobiography; is developing a new TV show; and was recently featured on the cover of Time magazine. Copeland was discovered by Cynthia Bradley as a 13-year-old through one of San Pedro City Ballet’s outreach programs.

Marni Farmer