Performance Opportunities

Princeton Ballet School offers performance opportunities to its students


This year the American Repertory Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker will be returning to our stages and to our Princeton Ballet School students. 

Nutcracker Auditions 2021
Sunday, September 12th, 9:30am-12:30pm
Princeton Ballet School
301 North Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ 08540

Primary B, C Audition: 9:30am – 10:15am
Level 1, 2 Audition: 10:15am – 11:00am
Level 3 Audition: 11:00am – 11:45am
Level 4 Audition: 11:45am – 12:30pm

Nutcracker Rehearsal and Performance Guide

We must receive the online registration by Saturday, September 11th at 8pm, in order for your child to participate in the audition.

Saturday rehearsals will take place in the Princeton studios on 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20 for a 1- 2 hour period sometime between 1:30am – 6:30pm.
Sunday rehearsals will take place in the Princeton studios on 10/24, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21 for a 1- 2 hour period sometime between 10:15am – 6:30pm.

Final studio rehearsals in the Princeton Studio are typically 3 hours.
Those dates are: Saturday, November 13th, Sunday, November 14th, Saturday, November 20th and Sunday, November 21st

Due to COVID guidelines, we do not have a tentative theater schedule at this time. IF our Nutcracker performances are able to occur as they had pre-COVID, we will be having performances 11/26-11/28, 12/3-12/5, 12/10-12/12 and 12/17-12/19. These dates are subject to change.

Levels 5-8 students (FLEX and Conservatory) who wish to perform in the Nutcracker, must enroll as a member of Princeton Ballet Workshop:   

  • PBS Levels 5 and 6 (FLEX and Conservatory) will participate as members of Princeton Ballet Workshop, Jrs (PBW Jr).  
  • PBS Levels 7 (FLEX and Conservatory) and 8 will participate members of PBW Sr.  

Information on how to participate and register will be sent via email. You can also get further clarification from Cheryl Whitney, PBW Administrator, at   


Princeton Ballet Workshop (PBW) is the pre-professional program at American Repertory Ballet/Princeton Ballet School. There are two levels in the program: PBW Juniors and PBW Seniors. PBW Juniors comprises the youngest group of dancers aspiring to a professional career in dance, while PBW Seniors are dancers who have achieved the two most advanced levels of training at Princeton Ballet School. PBW Seniors also includes our highly respected Trainee program which encompasses both local and international, post-secondary school dancers.

PBW dancers typically perform in American Repertory Ballet’s NUTCRACKER and Princeton Ballet School’s annual end-of-year spring performances.