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The lights, the energy, the pride, the thrill of applause.

Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy students have the unique opportunity to take the stage alongside Milwaukee Ballet’s professional Company of dancers.

Swan Lake 2022

Students currently enrolled in Ballet IV are eligible to be cast as one of four “Page” roles for Milwaukee Ballet Company’s 2022 production of Swan Lake. Any Ballet IV student who wishes to be considered for this role must participate in auditions for The Nutcracker and indicate their interest on The Nutcracker Student Cast audition form.

Swan Lake Student Cast Member Agreement
Swan Lake Student Cast Calendar | as of September 30
Swan Lake Family Guide 2022 | as of September 30

The Nutcracker 2022

Student Cast Information
health & safety policies

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, there are specific health and safety protocols that must be adhered to per Marcus Performing Arts Center and our dancers’ union, the American Guild for Musical Artists (AGMA). Masking, testing, and vaccination requirements may change based on current conditions in our community, and we ask for your patience and cooperation in following these protocols. Any required testing of student cast members, as deemed necessary by Milwaukee Ballet, is the responsibility of the student/family. You will have the opportunity to purchase COVID-19 rapid at-home tests from Milwaukee Ballet at a significantly reduced rate, if desired. Families may also opt to secure their own tests from drugstores or other providers. If the cost of testing may be a financial obstacle for your student’s participation, please contact the School & Academy office to discuss options.

Students cast in Mother Ginger Child, Party Kid, and Friend roles are required to submit proof of their up to date COVID-19 vaccination status.

The CDC defines a person as “up to date” when they have received all doses in the primary vaccination series and all boosters recommended for them, when eligible. Most people are eligible for their first booster 5+ months after their completing their primary series. If one has completed the primary series, but is not yet eligible for a booster, they are also considered up to date.

Students not auditioning for Mother Ginger Child, Party Kid, or Friend roles are not required to have or submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

All students cast in The Nutcracker will be required to mask during all rehearsals with Milwaukee Ballet Company members, held at both the Baumgartner Center for Dance studios and at the Marcus Performing Arts Center. Such rehearsals will be specially labeled “with Company” in advance on rehearsal calendars and/or email announcements. Students are also required to mask inside the Marcus PAC before and after their performances onstage.

COVID-19 vaccination status, masking, and COVID-19 testing requirements are subject to change and may be applicable to any and all students cast in The Nutcracker.


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