Community Cast Opportunities

Ballet Arkansas auditions more than 300 community dancers each year for roles within the organization's seasonal productions. It is our goal to provide each child with an enjoyable experience while in the audition, in rehearsal, and in performance. The audition and casting process is a complex one that must take many variables into consideration. Here you'll find helpful audition information and will learn about the process of bringing each Ballet Arkansas community cast production to life. 

22 | 23 Productions


Children ages 6+ are invited to audition for the cast of "The Nutcracker Spectacular," with performances at Robinson Center between the dates of December 9-11, 2022. Featuring live music from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and new updates to the choreography and costumes, the program is the largest holiday production in Arkansas - reaching 10,000 + in a single weekend. Adults interested in joining the 2022 cast, please email



Audition | August 19 - 20

Rehearsals | September 2 - December 7

Student Matinee Performances

December 8 & 9, 10:30am

Public Performances

December 9, 7:30pm

December 10, 2:30pm & 7:30pm

December 11, 2:30pm

Audition Location | Shuffles & Ballet II

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Children ages 9+ are invited to audition for "Sleeping Beauty," Tchaikovsky's beloved fairy tale. Performances will take place at UA - Pulaski Technical College's beautiful CHARTS Theater. 



Audition | August 21

Rehearsals | January 6 - February 15

Student Matinee Performances

February 16 & 17, 10:30am

Public Performances

February 16, 7:30pm

February 17, 7:30pm

February 18, 2:30pm & 7:30pm

February 19, 2:30pm

*Dancers who are interested in auditioning for both "Nutcracker Spectacular" and "Sleeping Beauty" must attend both auditions. We cannot accommodate a combined audition at this time, due to the number of anticipated applicants.

Audition Location | Shuffles & Ballet II

Additional Audition information coming soon!