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The Richmond Ballet is looking for local dancers for this beloved tale. Here’s info on the auditions

Auditions for the Richmond Ballet Company's The Nutracker are open to local students across Hampton Roads. (Southside Daily/courtesy of the Richmond Ballet Company)
Auditions for the Richmond Ballet Company’s The Nutracker are open to students across Hampton Roads. (WYDaily/courtesy of the Richmond Ballet Company)

The Richmond Ballet is in search of dancers in Hampton Roads for student roles in the company’s seventh consecutive rendition of The Nutcracker.

Auditions for the roles will be on Aug. 25 and Sept. 8 at Old Donation School.

The performance will take place at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk from Dec. 6-8 with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

Dance students across Hampton Roads are invited to audition to be cast for the student roles — last year’s production featured students from more than 30 local dance studios, according to the Richmond Ballet.

The auditions on Aug. 25 and Sept. 8 will be at at Old Donation School in Virginia Beach — part of the Richmond Ballet’s continued partnership with the state-of-the-art gifted school.

Students who are cast will participate in weekly rehearsals at Old Donation School on Sundays, Oct. 6 through Dec. 1.

The students cast will have the unique opportunity to perform alongside the company’s professional dancers and musicians from the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, officials said.

For more information about auditions, click here.

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John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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