The iCracker Audition

Calling all dancers!

Amherst Ballet is seeking dancers of ages 8 and up who will help us bring the magic of The Nutcracker to the 21st century.

About the Show

The iCracker is the story of a young girl who receives an iPhone as a Christmas present. The phone takes her and her little dog on a journey to an alternative universe where technology rules the land and its people. Their adventures in the “Land of Tweets” range from the wacky and playful to the absurd and frightening. They inspire her to reexamine her values and what she holds most dear.

Performance Date: June 10 & 11, 2023


This audition is for general casting. Some dancers may be selected for multiple roles within the production. Some specific roles include: Claranet, Kazoo (Claranet’s little dog), DrosselJobs (older male character. May be played by male or female dancer), party scene parents.


Ages 8 and up. No previous experience required. Must enjoy acting and improvisation.

Rehearsals and Requirements

Rehearsals will begin in October. They will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and possibly Saturday afternoons at Amherst Ballet.

  • Dancers of 8-12 years of age…Wednesdays 5:00-7:00 pm
  • Dancers of ages 13+…Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm and Wednesdays 5:00-8:00 pm
  • Additional Rehearsal as needed…Saturdays 1:30-3:30 pm 

If cast, dancers must

  • be enrolled in a minimum of two ballet classes per week, beginning in September 2022 (any dance studio is acceptable).
  •  commit to all rehearsals and performances. Any missed rehearsals must be communicated, approved, and arranged ahead of time with the Artistic Director.
Audition Details

Date and Time: Saturday, August 20  2:00 pm
Place: Amherst Ballet (29 Strong Street, Amherst, MA 01002)

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Danza en Cuarentena

Sofia Klein Herrero

Ballet Dancer at Oper Wuppertal; Aalto-Musiktheater Essen; Deutsche Oper am Rhein

Music: “Musica nocturna de las Calles de Madrid” by Boccherini

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