Nutcracker by Royal Winnipeg Ballet. RWB School students as Mice. Photo: David Cooper

Nutcracker Children's Ensemble Information

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet is performing Nutcracker at the Royal Theatre from Dec 2, 3, 4, 2022.

If you are part of the children’s ensemble or you are volunteering during rehearsals or backstage, please familiarize yourself with the information below including the schedule and participation requirements.

Nutcracker by Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Photo: David Cooper


Those participating must attend ALL scheduled rehearsals, with no exceptions. All rehearsals at: Dance Victoria Studios (2750 Quadra St.)

* Rehearsal schedule is subject to change so check here weekly for updates.

Nutcracker by Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Participation Requirements

Nutcracker ensemble dancers are required to complete a participation waiver. Dancers and backstage volunteers must comply with RWB’s COVID-19 policy. In addition, adult volunteers will be required to submit a police check. More information to come.

Masking and COVID-19 vaccinations are required.

Nutcracker by Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Photo: David Cooper

Dress, Hair and Make-up Requirements

Dancer requirements for hair, makeup, clothing and shoes for each role are posted below.

Please note: All Nutcracker ensemble dancers should bring their make-up kit with them for any touch ups. Dancers should not share make-up. No jewelry may be worn during the performance. Please leave it at home to avoid any lost tiny valuables!

Nutcracker by Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Photo: Daniel Crump


Auditions were on Saturday, Sep. 10 at Dance Victoria Studios, 2750 Quadra Street. Thank you to everyone who auditioned. All dancers will be contacted regarding the results.