Celebrate our Nutcracker’s 10th Anniversary with us!


The Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts in partnership with
Hamilton City Ballet will be holding auditions for dancers from
age 8 to advanced levels for all roles including:
Clara, Princess Clara, the Nutcracker, Harlequin Doll,
Ballerina Doll, Moor Doll, Party Children, Fritz, Parents,
Grandparents, King of Mice, Mice, Angels, Bakers, Spanish,
Arabian Dance, Chinese, Russian, Pas-de-trois, Mother Ginger,
Clown Children, Snowflakes, and Waltz of the Flowers.

Ballet experience required.

Upon successfully auditioning, dancers must fill out an agreement form and pay a the participation fee.

Dancers are required to attend all rehearsals, held on each Sunday from September to the performance dates.

The Nutcracker performances will be on December 6 & 7, 2024 at McIntyre Performing Arts Centre, Hamilton, Ontario.

The general rehearsal at the theatre takes place on December 5, 2023.




Sunday, June 9, 2024


Sunday, July 14, 2024

1:00pm to 2:30pm ~ Registration and audition for dancers age 8-12

2:00pm to 4:00pm ~ Registration and audition for dancers age 13 and up

Registration will take place within the first 30 minute of each time slot.


FINAL AUDITION: Thursday, September 5, 2024

5:30pm to 7:00pm ~ Registration and audition for dancers age 8-12

6:30pm to 8:30pm ~ Registration and audition for dancers age 13 and up (please bring pointe shoes)

Registration will take place within the first 30 minutes of each time slot.


The audition fee is $30.

Payment can be made in cash or cheque payable to Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts

Auditions are held at: 108 Park Street West, Dundas, ON L9H 1X4  289-238-9855





FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2024 at 7:30 pm

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2024 at 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky

Choreography by Vasily Vainonen

Artistic Directors Max Ratevosian & Melania Pawliw


McIntyre Performing Arts Centre – Mohawk College, Hamilton

Evening performances with the Hamilton City Ballet Orchestra, conducted by Mate Szigeti

Featuring guest artists & young dancers from across Hamilton and surrounding area.


Tickets go on sale in September at
Limited tickets available at the door – cash only




Welcome to Hamilton City Ballet’s year-end performance of ALICE IN WONDERLAND, celebrating the schools 23rd anniversary!

ALICE IN WONDERLAND will be presented on June 2, 2024 at the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre, Hamilton at 7:00 pm.

For TICKETS please go to:

A limited amount of tickets will be sold at the door, cash only.



Hamilton City Ballet hosts a Spring ballet at the end of every year with all students of Hamilton City Ballet and guest artists (see previous in archives). Since its foundation in 2001, Hamilton City Ballet has presented to the Hamilton community traditional ballets from the classical repertoire such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, The Nutcracker, Cinderella, etc. as well as original creations, such as Snow White, Pinocchio, and this year Alice in Wonderland. In 2016, in honour of the school’s 15th anniversary, Les Sylphide was presented for the first time with a live orchestra – the Hamilton City Ballet Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Mate Szigeti.