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The Nutcracker

13-14 December

Newspaper Feature

Dance schools collaborate on a new kind of Nutcracker

Tracy-Lea Bloch talks passionately about her latest project in a soft South African accent which matches her most graceful job.

As artistic director and founder of Lower Lonsdale dance academy Ballet Bloch Canada, she has taken a beloved holiday tradition, The Nutcracker, and turned it slightly on its ear.

“What I’m trying to do is tap in to what people enjoy,” explains Bloch. “Some love the ballet, some like a bit more of a beat.”


The Nutcracker

Children in and around Vancouver participate every year in our Nutcracker production – a beloved holiday tradition celebrated through the beauty of dance and music. We foster a coming together of different dance schools and performing genre to build a shared community in dance. Our open auditions offer dancers many opportunities from: young ballerina roles as Mice and Bon-Bons, to Corps de Ballet experience in Snowflakes and Flowers, to lead characters like Clara, Rat Queen and Nutcracker Doll/Prince. The beautiful Dream Clara and exquisite Sugarplum Fairy gain experience and exposure in Pas de Deux (partnering work). A magical production that offers two performances in December.

Register to audition and share the stage to mark this extraordinary event. An exciting Christmas story for the whole family.


2019 Nutcracker Auditions

We welcome ballet students of all levels in Vancouver and support dance schools who wish to participate. The audition is divided into three levels:

– Junior (7yrs+) 10:30-11:30am
– Intermediate (10yrs+) 12:00-1:30pm
– Advanced/Aspirant (15yrs+) 2:00-4:00pm

All dancers are required to warmup prior to the audition time – a dance studio will be provided. Please register for the audition below – there is no fee to audition. We look forward to meeting you and having you participate in our Nutcracker experience.


14 September 2019


10:30am – 4:00pm


Ballet Bloch Canada

3rd Floor, 106 West 1st Street, North Vancouver BC, V7M 1A9, CANADA