Students must be registered by Aug 26 in order to be eligible to audition for The Nutcracker!

In 2016, Gwinnett Ballet Theatre celebrated 35 year of performing The Nutcracker in Gwinnett!  GBT performs 16 shows of the family ballet during the first 3 weeks in December.  All, full-time academic ballet students (ages 3 and older) are eligible to audition for The Nutcracker.

Auditions for The Nutcracker are held at the beginning of the school year and are mandatory for all students in Creative Movement through Level V who would like the opportunity to be considered for a part in the production.  Rehearsals will begin sometime in September and may continue during The Nutcracker season, as needed.

Rehearsals for The Nutcracker are held outside of normal class times.  Students are expected to attend their regular classes as well as rehearsals.

All costumes are provided by the school and may not leave the school/theater.  Parents are responsible for obtaining any footwear necessary.


GBT is a fully nonprofit school and we rely on Parent volunteers to help our show run smoothly. Parents are needed to help in many areas during the production.