SUGAR HILL: The Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker – Dancer Auditions

August 16, 2023
August 28, 2023

“SUGAR HILL: The Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker”
Music and Lyrics by: Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn
Choreographers: Josh Bergasse, Jon Boogz, Graciela Daniele, Caleb Teicher, Jade Hale-Christofi

AUDITIONS FOR DANCERS OF COLOR of any and all genders, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds, age 18+ with strong ballet technique

About the Audition:
In-Person Auditions in NY will be held Monday, August 28
Location: Pearl Studios, 500 Eighth Avenue, Studio 309
Please visit for Audition Instructions and Materials.

About the Production:
Contract: AGMA
Salary: $1339/week, plus housing and per diem outside of NYC
Rehearsal Period (New York and Environs): Tuesday, 9/12/23 thru Tuesday, 10/24/23
Live Performance Dates:
Tues 10/24/23 - Sun 10/29/23: Pittsburgh at the Benedum Center
Tues 11/14/23 - Sun 11/26/23: New York City Center
Tues 12/19/23 - Sun 12/30/23: Auditorium Theatre, Chicago. (Christmas Day Off)
*Studio Filming anticipated to take place following these live performance runs.
*Possibility of tour extension ff.

"SUGAR HILL" is a completely new story, told primarily through Dance, based on Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn’s NUTCRACKER SUITE. 

DANCERS OF COLOR with STRONG BALLET TECHNIQUE (Characters May be Black, Asian, Latin, Middle-
Eastern, or other Persons of Color) These Dancers play some of the Four Winds, Snowflakes, Magical Animals,
and other Fantastical Creatures… Ballet and Jazz Ballet; Swing/Lindy-Hop Dance a plus. Anywhere in the Dance
one can infuse humor, that is always a good thing! (Ability to go en pointe is a plus.)