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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 Coppelia, Cinderella, Beauty & the Beast, Little Red Riding Hood, Peter & the Wolf, Peter Rabbit & Other Tales by Beatrix Potter, Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, Romeo and Juliet, 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 were intended for the youngest of performers and audiences. They were 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.

    2022-2023 Season Auditions

    The Nutcracker 2022

    Auditions are open to ladies and gentlemen age 5 and up.  (Participants must be at least five years old by August 1, 2022.)  ALL students must be enrolled in dance technique classes (not necessarily at Springfield Ballet).

    The Nutcracker 2022 Audition Information Packet

    Thursday, August 25

    Registration and Measurements 6:45-7:10 pm

    MANDATORY Parent Meeting 7:10-8:00 pm

    Auditions for ages 11+ (en pointe) 7:45-9:30 pm

    Saturday, August 27

    Registration and Measurements 12:00-12:40 pm

    MANDATORY Parent Meeting 12:40-1:30 pm

    Auditions for ages 5-7 1:15-2:15 pm

    Auditions for ages 8-9 2:30-3:45 pm

    Auditions for ages 10+ (not en pointe) 4:00-5:30 pm


    Makeup auditions scheduled on a per case basis. Contact Artistic Director, Ashley Paige Romines, by August 24 at

    All auditions will be held at The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway.

    For more information, call Springfield Ballet at 417.862.1343.