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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 Beauty & the Beast, Little Red Riding Hood, Peter & the Wolf, 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.

2021-2022 Season Auditions

The Nutcracker show dates are December 17 - 20, 2021 and will be once again performed at Landers Theatre in downtown Springfield!

A BIG thank you to all dancers who auditioned!

Congratulations to the cast of The Nutcracker 2021!

The Nutcracker 2021 Cast List (Updated Sept 28)

*Please note: due to Springfield Ballet's current masking policy, masks will be required for all dancers, staff and faculty, and parents/guests during all audition meetings and rehearsals, until further notice. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.

Coppélia 2022

Springfield Ballet is excited to announce its production of Coppélia, April 29 - May 1, 2022, at Landers Theatre.

Auditions for Coppélia will be held January 20 & 22, 2022.

Auditions are open to girls and boys age 5 and up
Five-year-olds must be five by August 1, 2021
ALL students who audition must be enrolled in dance technique classes (not necessarily at Springfield Ballet)

Thursday, January 20
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, January 22
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 January 14 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.