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September 30-October 1

AUDITION to join the 2023 cast of


Roles Available for Student Dancers from Arabian Page to Dew Drop!

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Francis Patrelle's The Yorkville Nutcracker 

Francis Patrelle, Choreographer & Artistic Director

Appearing Courtesy of New York City Ballet: Miriam Miller & Tyler Angle


All Auditions in the wonderful Ballet Academy East Studios

1651 Third Ave, 3rd Floor, NYC



Auditions for Dancers Age 10-12

Saturday, 30 September -  5PM (Registration starts 4PM)

Parent Meeting 5PM

Auditions for Dancers Age 6-7

Sunday, 1 October - 3PM (Registration starts 2:30PM)

Parent Meeting 3PM


Auditions for Dancers Age 8-9

Sunday, 1 October - 4:30PM (Registration starts 4PM)

Parent Meeting 4:30P

Auditions for corp and soloist roles in the 2023 edition of 


Audition for Ages 12+ - Ladies dancing en pointe

Sunday, 1 October - 3PM (Registration 2:15PM)

 - dancers at this level can join Dances Patrelle's MASTERWORKS for Spring Workshops

All Performances in the fabulous Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse!

Performances Dec. 14 - 17, 2023

Francis Patrelle's Holiday Classic, "The Yorkville Nutcracker," returns for its 27th Season!

Enjoy a magical tour of 1895 New York City with Dances Patrelle. Your journey begins with a Christmas Eve party at Gracie Mansion attended by dignitaries from around the world - including our new police commissioner, Theodore Roosevelt. Thrill as you behold a battle with life-sized mice! Then go for a bracing midnight skate on the ponds of Cental Park. Finally, take a sleigh-ride to the Grand Conservatory of the Bronx Botanical Gardens in time for a beautiful sunrise buffet of sweets, hosted by the Sugar-Plum Fairy. New York City Ballet's Miriam Miller and Tyler Angle lead the Dances Patrelle cast in this magical and whirlwind seasonal confection, with rich delights for ballet lovers of every age.

Dances Patrelle asks Student Dancers up to the age of 12 to contribute toward the hiring of Artistic and Production Staff, and the maintenance of Props, Sets and Costumes for The Yorkville Nutcracker. By paying a production fee, you help us to ensure that The Yorkville Nutcracker will be on stage this year and in years to come.

A limited number of need based work-study scholarships are available. To apply, contact Justin Allen at


The Patrelle Yorkville Nutcracker, set in a bygone New York, appeals to the tourist in me: it’s so full of New York and American detail (even Theodore Roosevelt makes an appearance) that I wanted to watch it again to notice more of what it tells of local history.

— Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times

Cast: The Yorkville Nutcracker (2015): Grand Pas de Deux​ Sugar Plum Fairy - Abi Stafford and Cavalier - Adrian Danchig-Waring; Father - Stephen Campanella; Dolls - Rachel Sturley, Amanda Burch, Miranda Berlin; Mother Ginger - Maureen Duke, Snow King - Matthew Dibble, Justin Peck, Snow Queen - Therese Wendler, Nadezhda Vostrikov | 

The Yorkville Nutcracker (2016): Grand Pas de Deux​ Sugar Plum Fairy - Abi Stafford and Cavalier - Craig Hall; Snow Queen - Therese Wendler and Snow King - Maximillien Band |  

The Yorkville Nutcracker (2013): Grand Pas de Deux​ Sugar Plum Fairy - Jenifer Ringer and Cavalier - Jared Angle; Snow Queen - Therese Wendler and Snow King - Maximillien Band |  

The Yorkville Nutcracker (2017): Grand Pas de Deux​ Sugar Plum Fairy - Abi Stafford and Cavalier - Stephen Hana; Snow Queen - Therese Wendler and Snow King - Maximillien Band; Dew Drop - Izkan Barbosa  

Photos:  ©  Eduardo PATINO.NYC |  © |  © Rosalie O'Connor Photography | © Julieta Cervantes for The New York Times  |  ©  KentGBeck

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