Jersey City Nutcracker Youth Roles

Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021

Time: 5:30 pm E.D.T.

Since 2010, Nimbus Dance has drawn together professional dancers, youth of all backgrounds, and local celebrities to present Jersey City Nutcracker. The adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s timeless classic takes place in Jersey City and weaves together themes of magic, adventure, family, and friendship, and featuring the sights, sounds, and characters you might find throughout Jersey City neighborhoods. Jersey City Nutcracker plays like a love letter to Nimbus’ hometown; a statement of commitment and of perseverance from Nimbus to local families and youth of the community.

Choreographed by Samuel Pott, with fantastical, animated scenic projections by Jersey City-based video artists, Laia Cabrerra and Isabelle Duverger, and a delightful libretto co-written by Alyssa Souder and Pott, the story takes on new magic!

Expect wholesome (albeit, a little wacky!) holiday fun with some interactive moments throughout the evening. Whether you are a Jersey City Nutcracker devotee or if this will be your first experience, it promises entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.


Jersey City Nutcracker

With a youth cast of over 100 student performers, Jersey City Nutcracker brings together the community to create and perform this family-friendly and professional series of performances.

Join the youth cast of Jersey City Nutcracker!

Whether you are a blooming performer or a teen looking to expand and grow with more challenging opportunities, there is a role for you!


Role Descriptions

Cookies (Age 4-5, Level I)
Always the cutest part of the JC Nutcracker, the Cookies dance in the Second Act. Cookies are the children of Mama Cannoli and come out from underneath her enormous skirt to perform a high-spirited and energetic dance of their own. Cookies also join the entire cast onstage during the finale.

Liberty Angels (Age 6-8, Level II)
Usher our story’s protagonists into a more beautiful Jersey City under the watchful eye of the Statue of Liberty. This section offers more complex choreography and musical dancing to the Nutcracker’s beautiful Tchaikovsky score.

Rats & Bullies/B-Boys & B-Girls (Ages 7-18, Level III-V)
Engage in the ultimate battle between good and evil! Perform contemporary and hip-hop choreography as the Nutcracker and the Rat King battle it out.

Youth Lead Role Audition

Star in Professional Performances alongside Nimbus’ Company Dancers in Jersey City Nutcracker!

Audition: September 11, 2021 at 5:30 pm

Nimbus seeks dancers ages 13-18 for the roles of Maria and Christopher/Christina in the 2021 performances of Jersey City Nutcracker. We are looking for dancers who are expressive performers, quick learners, reliable, and communicative.

Youth leads perform in multiple evening and matinee performances throughout December and will rehearse on Wednesday evenings & Saturday afternoons starting the week of September 13, with Full Cast Weekend Rehearsals TBA.

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