Houston Repertoire Ballet

Established in 1995 by Victoria Vittum and Gilbert Rome, Houston Repertoire Ballet is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, headquartered at Ballet Center of Houston.  We offer the highest level of pre-professional training and theater performance opportunities to talented Ballet Center of Houston and other area ballet students by invitation only.

Each year, Houston Repertoire Ballet shares its gifts with the community via its first-class family-oriented productions of The Nutcracker during the holiday season and a Celebration of Dance in April.   While participation in the Company is by invitation only, there are opportunities for Ballet Center of Houston students Levels 2 through Level 5 to perform various roles in The Nutcracker.
2022 The Nutcracker December 2-4
2023 Celebration of Dance April 22-23
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HRB The Nutcracker Minor Role Audition Information

***Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022***

Mother Ginger Children

BCH Dancers in Levels 2,3,4,5 have the opportunity to audition for Houston Repertoire Ballet's annual Nutcracker production!!
(Dancers must be enrolled in ballet classes at BCH to audition)
Take a peek below!
HRB Nutcracker Sizzle Video

Additional requirements include:
1. must be in good standing with BCH - including consistent class participation and tuition payments
2. maximum height 5'3"
3. If you have a question about your students eligibility to audition, please contact Judy Jackson in advance of the audition.

These productions attract thousands in the Houston/Tomball area, and provide an exciting performance experience for our dancers.

**Audition does not guarantee casting**

$20.00 Audition Fee Due at time of arrival (payable by check to Houston Repertoire Ballet or cash - please bring exact change) OR pre-register at the BCH desk starting Monday, August 29
Please pick up a registration form at the BCH desk.  

**PRE-REGISTRATION IS PREFERRED**

Read carefully below for the schedule.  Dancers should wear their regular class attire and have hair in a proper ballet bun.

Audition Schedule :
Level 2 10:40 arrive to Studio B Measurements, get audition number, payment/registration if not pre-registered
11:00 -11:30 audition class in Studio A

Level 3 11:10 arrive to Studio B: Measurements, get audition number, payment/registration if not pre-registered
11:30-12:00 audition class in Studio A

Level 4 11:40 arrive to Studio B Measurements, get audition number, payment/registration if not pre-registered
12:00-12:30 audition class in Studio A

Level 5 12:10 arrive to Studio B Measurements, get audition number, payment/registration if not pre-registered
12:30-1:00 audition class in Studio A

All students will be dismissed through the EXIT ONLY door on the Jackrabbit side of the parking lot.
Party Children

** Role placements will be emailed out on Saturday, Sept 17 following the auditions.**

We will host a 2:00pm Parent/Dancer meeting on SUNDAY, September 18 at BCH in Studio A.

You or a representative MUST attend this meeting. This is when you will turn in your commitment form and participation fee.

Many questions will be answered and details reviewed. 

Important Info below to consider....

There is a $100 fee if you choose to participate to help defray the costs related to rehearsals/costume/production costs plus you will receive a digital download link for a video of the performance.
(Payable via cash or check to Houston Repertoire Ballet)

Rehearsals will be on Saturdays September 24 - Nov 19 at BCH (Afternoons somewhere between 1-4pm depending on your assigned part)

Mandatory rehearsal will be on Sunday afternoon Nov 27 just after Thanksgiving at BCH (No rehearsal on Sat 11/26)
Mandatory Dress Rehearsals will be on Tues 11/29 and/or Wed 11/30 - at Tomball High School.
 
Rehearsal attendance is critically important!  Upon a second absence, the artistic director may decide to remove the dancer from the production.  You should plan to attend all rehearsals! There are only NINE Saturday rehearsals, ONE Sunday, plus the Dress rehearsal!

Performance days: Dec 2-4, 2022
Location: Tomball High School Theatre
There are 5 performances open to the public.  Depending on the number of participants, dancers should be split into two casts - A & B and will be assigned certain performances to participate in.
Nutcracker Mice