South Bay Ballet’s Nutcracker provides an exciting opportunity for Lauridsen Ballet Centre students of all ages to perform in a professional atmosphere on stage. For many, it is an experience they will treasure for a lifetime. For others, it is so captivating that performing becomes an integral part of their childhood years. Participation requires a substantial time commitment from both parents and dancers. Being cast a part of the production provides a critical real-world environment of performing which is a key element in any dancer’s experience, knowledge and pre-professional training.
Casting is based on providing a challenge for every dancer while offering a role commensurate with their individual skill level. Every company member is given a part; some more than one, while others still have an opportunity for an understudy position.