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Springfield, Missouri


Springfield Ballet produces two ballets each season, including Springfield’s original production of The Nutcracker each December. The Ballet also performs a production each spring. All productions are performed at the historic Landers Theatre. Past repertoire includes Peter Rabbit & Other Tales by Beatrix Potter, Snow White, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Sylph Dreams and Moonscapes, Romeo and Juliet, Coppelia, The Sleeping Beauty, La Fille Mal Gardee, La Bayadere, Swan Lake, Act II, Pas de Quatre, and The Firebird, as well as several original contemporary ballets. Through community support and grants, Springfield Ballet is able to contract professional guest artists and companies to enhance their performances.

Springfield Ballet has also produced children’s series productions. These productions are intended for the youngest of performers and audiences. They are age appropriate, creative, and provide a wonderful opportunity for the entire family to experience the performing arts. Past children’s series productions include Peter Rabbit, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, The Tortoise and the Hare, Peter and the Wolf, The Little Red Hen, Gingerbread Boy, Little Red Riding Hood, The Night Before Christmas, The Princess and the Pea, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

All productions are cast by audition only and all auditions are open to the entire community.

2017–2018 Season Auditions

For more information, call Springfield Ballet at (417) 862-1343
or e-mail Artistic Director Ashley Paige Romines at

Springfield ballet's The Nutcracker  2017

The Nutcracker 2017 Audition Information Packet (Updated August 17)

Audition is open to ages 5 and up.*
*Five year olds must be five by August 1, 2017
ALL students who audition must be enrolled in dance technique classes (not necessarily at Springfield Ballet).

Thursday, September 7
The Creamery Arts Center
For ages 11+ (en pointe)
MANDATORY Parent/Performer Meeting | 7:10-8:00 pm
Audition for ages 11+ (en pointe) | 7:45-9:30 pm

Saturday, September 9
The Creamery Arts Center
For ages 5+ (not en pointe)
MANDATORY Parent/Performer Meeting | 12:30-1:45 pm
(for participants new to a Springfield Ballet Production)
MANDATORY Parent/Performer Meeting | 12:50-1:45 pm
(for returning participants)
Audition for ages 5-6 | 1:30-2:15 pm
Audition for ages 7-8 | 2:15-3:30 pm
Audition for ages 9+ (not en pointe) | 3:30-5:15 pm

Makeup Auditions scheduled on a per case basis.
Contact Ashley Paige Romines at 417.862.1343 or by August 20, 2017.