Alameda’s Nutcracker: Auditions in September

For the last three years, under the direction of Abra Rudisill, the Alameda Civic Ballet has put on a marvelous performance of the classic holiday show, The Nutcracker. As a young member of the dance school, my daughter has very much enjoyed the opportunity to dance and perform with a full range of dancers, from preschool to professional. “It feels so magical just to be there,” says my daughter. “It’s amazing because there’s so many rehearsals and so much work, and then you’re on stage. It’s so fun!” For those wishing to be a part of this year’s show—or to have their daughters and sons be a part—auditions will be on September 20th and 21st in the company’s Park Street studio. This year’s performances will be on Saturday, December 20, and Sunday, December 21. [The dancers pictured above are Cameron Beene, Peyton Hill and Zaria Zinn. Photo thanks to Austin Forboard, Rapt Productions.]