Audition for the 2019 green bay nutcracker ballet


Join Us!

When: Saturday, September 7  OR  Sunday, September 8, 2019

Where: Green Bay School of Dance, 129 S. Washington St, 2nd Floor, Green Bay

NEWDO is excited to present the 2019 Green Bay Nutcracker Ballet November 29-December 1 at the Historic Meyer Theatre. We have over 100 roles and look forward to your participation. 

The next step is to click the link below to register for an audition time. We can't wait to dance with you!

During auditions this year, you may also be considered for a role in The Holiday Pops at The Weidner Center! NEWDO is proud to partner with The Dudley Birder Choral of St Norbert College and Orchestra, also featuring The Birder Studio Choir. If you are interested in being considered for a role, please check the box at the end of our audition registration form. Rehearsals for The Holiday Pops will coincide with Nutcracker rehearsals. Please contact us if you would like more information on dancer responsibilities, etc for this exciting opportunity. 

Feel free to reach out to Timothy Josephs with any question (920)433-9510 or via email

Audition Schedule and Payment Options

Saturday, September 7

12:00-1:00  Ages 4-11

1:15-1:45     Ages 10-15

2:00-3:30  Ages 11 and up including pointe

Sunday, September 8

11:00-12:00  Ages 4-11

12:15-12:45  Ages 10-15

1:00-2:30    Ages 11 and up including pointe

Participation Fees:

Little Mice & Little Angels (ages 4-8)  $90

Party Scene Parent   $90

Single Dancer Fee  $200

3 or More Dancers in One Family Capped at  $475

Payment must be made before your scheduled audition time payable by check to NEWDO, cash or via square by clicking the button below:

Exciting news!

Our Homegrown Talent Returns

This is an inspiring year to bring your young dancer to the Green Bay Nutcracker Ballet! NEWDO is excited to announce the return of three local dancers who went on to be professional ballerinas! Randi Osetek as our Sugar Plum Fairy, McKenzie Van Oss as Elder Clara and Taylor Ayotte as Snow Queen and Lead Marzipan.  The opportunity for a young dancer to perform onstage with artists who rose from their own community is very special. If you haven't had the chance to meet them, you and your family are in for a real treat. 


meet our stars...

Randi Osetek--Sugar Plum Fairy


Randi was born in Albuquerque, NM and trained in Chicago, IL and Green Bay, WI before accepting a scholarship to study at School of American Ballet in NYC. She completed her training with Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle where she performed regularly with the company. Randi has made guest appearances throughout the United States. She joined Carolina Ballet in 2002 as a member of the Corps de Ballet and was promoted to Soloist in 2008. She credits her love of dance to a few special teachers, including Timothy Josephs and Jane Meredith at The Green Bay School of Dance, and Susan Pilarre and Suki Schorer at the School of American Ballet. Randi enjoys travel, the beach, everything Disney, designer shoes and The Green Bay Packers. 

McKenzie Van Oss -- Elder Clara


McKenzie Van Oss began her ballet training at Green Bay School of Dance at age 3. She continued her training at Walnut Hill School for the Arts finishing out her high school career. She has studied at summer programs including Milwaukee Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Carolina Ballet, and Ballet Austin. Parallel to her ballet training, Ms. Van Oss studied classical piano with Stella Tobvina winning various competitions.

Taylor Ayotte--Snow Queen/ Lead Marzipan


Taylor Ayotte began training at the age of 5 with the Green Bay School of Dance. She studied at the School of American Ballet in New York City under the direction of Kay Mazzo. Ms. Ayotte was the recipient of several scholarship awards, including the Jerome Robbins Foundation scholarship. She also received additional training on scholarship at the Pacific Northwest Ballet.

Kiefer Curtis -- The Cavalier


Kiefer Curtis began his training at Metropolitan Ballet Theatre in Alpharetta, GA under Maniya Baredo. He attended summer intensives with Danita Emma and Momchill Mladenov in Syracuse New York, Orlando Ballet in Orlando, Fl, as well as Peter Breur in Salzburg, Austria. He has also trained at the International Ballet Academy (IBA) with Rossana Gahagan and Servy Gallardo in Cary, NC. (Photo courtesy Carolina Ballet)

Yevgeny Shlapko


Yevgeny Shlapko was born in Odessa, Ukraine but raised in Brooklyn, New York. He began his ballet training at age 8, with Madame Olga Kostritzky at The School of American Ballet (SAB) in New York City. He spent the next 10 years training under the direction of Peter Boal, Sean Lavery, and Andrei Kramarevsky. At SAB, Mr. Shlapko had the opportunity to work with choreographers including Christopher Wheeldon, Benjamin Millepied, and Justin Peck. In his final years of training, he performed featured roles in Peter Martins’s Les Gentilhommes, as well as Christopher d’Amboise’s Tribute and Benjamin Millepied’s 28 Variations on a Theme by Paganini. In 2007, Mr. Shlapko launched his professional dancing career by joining the Carolina Ballet. He has been featured in Robert Weiss’s Don Quixote, as well as Choreographer Lynne Taylor Corbett’s Carmina Burana. Several roles have been choreographed on him including “Renfield” in Lynne Taylor Corbett’s Dracula, and the principal couple in Co-Artistic Director Zalman Raffael’s Rachmaninoff: Corcerto no. 2 in c minor. (Photo courtesy Carolina Ballet)