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Chocolate Ballerina Company, a contemporary community-based dance organization that supports the hidden talents in youth and adult artists of color in the Philadelphia region, is holding open auditions for the company’s first ever all-Black THE NUTCRACKER. Pre-professional and professional dancers ages 7-23 years old are welcome to audition for Chocolate Ballerina Company on Sunday, August 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Equilibrium Dance Academy (1802 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia).
The company encourages dancers from around the tri-state area to audition for this unique, history-making Philadelphia staging of THE NUTCRACKER. The classic Tchaikovsky ballet will feature an all-Black cast who will tell the story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. The well-known music and tale will take on a special Chocolate Ballerina Company twist when it is presented on December 18, 2021 at a theater to be announced.
Dancers of all abilities are invited to the open call on August 22. Ballerinas ages 7-15 should attend at 11:00 a.m.; those ages 16-22 should arrive at 12:30 p.m. There is no audition fee. All attendees should ensure that they are available to perform on December 18, 2021. For more information, visit chocolateballerinacompany.com.
MORE ABOUT CHOCOLATE BALLERINA COMPANY: Chocolate Ballerina Company illustrates the struggles and successes of African-American culture through dance. Founded in 2017 by Artistic Director Chanel Holland, Chocolate Ballerina Company engages underserved communities through dance, to inspire and instill a sense of hope, discipline, and confidence through training and through professional development. The company offers free dance classes, outreach programs, pop-up performances, masterclasses, and more, both digitally and in-person.