Nutcracker Auditions, August 18 & 19, 2018


Join the family-friendly Thanksgiving tradition that Central Ohio Youth Ballet has brought to the Licking County area for more than 24 years! All area dancers ages 8 and older of all dance skills and abilities are invited to audition. 


August 18 & 19, 2018
17 1/2 S. Park Place, Newark OH 43055

Audition Details

Saturday, August 18, 2018
12:00pm Open Registration + Dancer Headshots
1:00pm Parent Orientation / Dancer Audition Preparation (Hair, warm up, etc)
2:00 Dancer Audition Begins

Call backs, if necessary, will take place Sunday, August 19. Families will be contacted directly. 

Dancers should arrive with hair down and make up (optional) for headshot. Leave plenty of time to fix hair after headshots and before the audition begins. Bring plenty of snacks, water, warmers, and entertainment for any down time you may have. Dancers en pointe should bring pointe and flat shoes, and all dancers should wear a light colored leotard (ladies) or white shirt (men). Choreography will be taught at the audition.

Please complete the following forms and return to COYB by August 18. Forms may be printed and delivered in person with payment, or emailed to and payment made on August 18 during the open registration time. Checks made payable to Central Ohio Youth Ballet. 


2019 Spring Performance


The Central Ohio Youth Ballet spring productions offer our dancers an artistic variety.  Young dancers are exposed to learning opportunities in dance and musical styles, including modern dance, musical theater and world dance.  Young artists can also participate in the production elements and choreography.

Styles in which the dancers have worked for our spring productions include: Horton-based modern dance, Cunningham-based modern dance, Irish dance, Bharatnatyam, musical theater, contemporary ballet, and traditional ballet. 

Auditions for the spring production are open to all area dancers and are held annually in January.