North Shore Ballet Theatre

North Shore Ballet Theatre produces two casted ballet productions each year. Auditions are open to students, as well as, professional dancers.  A variety of ages and levels, come together to showcase a Nutcracker performance in December and  a story ballet in the Spring. Past spring performances include "The Little Mermaid" and "Alice in Wonderland". 

Choreographers and teachers include Victoria Dutton, Greg Begley, Pam Tanis, and Stacy Keller. Professional quality costuming is organized and produced by Lisa Gold, Barb Wowk, and Victoria Dutton.

Dancers are required to be at least a junior 3 ballet level and must attend weekly company class during the week and additional rehearsals on the weekends as needed.

2020/2021 NSBT

Audition Information

If you are passionate about ballet, and like to dance and perform, then we would love you to audition for NSSD’s North Shore  Ballet Theatre season 2020-2021!


North Shore Ballet Theatre at NSSD is a pre-professional company. Dancers have company class and rehearsals throughout the week in preparation to perform in our production of The Nutcracker as well as our Spring Ballet.  Our goal is for the dancers to be challenged within the appropriate level while cultivating confidence through performance and personal growth. Below are the steps to submitting the audition materials.-- 


Step 1: Please complete and sign the attached audition packet. 

Step 2: Watch the links below for the video to learn your choreography. 

Step 3: Prepare to video your audition submission by dressing in appropriate attire (black leotard, pink tights girls/black boys, ballet shoes, girls hair in a bun).

Step 4: Before you are ready to record make sure you practice . 

Step 5: Send your audition materials (packet and video) to Rachel at NO LATER THAN JUNE 12th.

If your dancer has any questions about the steps let us know and we would be happy to provide more details! 


Please note that if we do not receive your audition materials by June 12th, we are assuming you are not auditioning for 2020-2021 North Shore Ballet Theatre. Audition results will be sent to you by the end of June.


As always, please be safe when preparing your materials and let your personality shine! We appreciate your understanding as we navigate these “odd times”. Keep training, keep moving, and keep the spirit up!

North Shore School of Dance

505 Laurel Ave. Highland Park, IL 60035, United States

(847) 432-2060