Audition For ‘The Nutcracker’ In Wellington

Wellington Ballet Theatre is holding auditions for its second annual Nutcracker Tea. The performance will feature highlights of The Nutcracker and also showcase the company’s winter repertoire. High-level dancers are invited to attend the audition and will be expected to dance en pointe.

Apprentice-level and beginning-level ballet students are also encouraged to attend. The audition will consist of a master class given by Melissa Waters and will include a classical barre and the execution of various technical steps for the student to perform in center and across the floor. The audition will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 at 4 p.m. at the Dance Arts Conservatory (12260 Fortune Circle, Suite J1, Wellington). An RSVP is required order to participate in the audition. To confirm your attendance, e-mail or call (561) 296-1880.

To further encourage young dancers to come out for the audition, Wellington Ballet Theatre will be holding a dance intensive for serious students Aug. 6-17. The faculty will feature many of South Florida’s premier teachers, including Sandra Goodnough, Fran Peters, Melissa Waters, Herbert Dingle, Andrea Oran, Dale Dewey, Rocky Duvall, Dorie Duvall, Rob MacGregor and Jackie Zitelli. The curriculum will be focused in ballet, pointe (with pre-pointe), contemporary, jazz, lyrical, modern, African, acro, technique and conditioning, yoga and zumba. The dance intensive will be held at the Dance Arts Conservatory. Space is limited. For more information, call (561) 296-1880 or e-mail

Wellington Ballet Theatre is a performing company and school of ballet registered as a not-for-profit and charitable organization, dedicated to promoting and preserving the dance arts in our communities. It provides a cultural experience by dancing historical and classical ballets as well as original and innovative choreographies.

Auditions, workshops, master classes and dance demonstrations are open to all members of the dance community, providing an outlet for all students of artistic merit to express themselves and learn more about classical dance as a form of art.

To further develop its reputation in the community, the Wellington Ballet Theatre is available for black-tie performance events and other fundraiser entertainment opportunities. It is located at 11260 Fortune Circle, Suite J-1, Wellington. For interest in upcoming performances, ballet classes or bookings, visit or contact founder Rocky Duvall at or (561) 296-1880.