The Detroit Opera House regularly holds auditions throughout the year for dancers of all ages for its productions, including The Nutcracker.  For information on auditions, contact Kim Smith, or visit the companies' direct links, below.

Sleeping Beauty Auditions

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE and MICHIGAN OPERA THEATRE are casting child and adult dancers & actors for Alexei Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty.

YOUR child could be gracing our stage along side American Ballet Theatre in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty this March! Don’t let your dancers (or yourself) miss this opportunity.

Child Dancers —
*must be strong dancers*
Boys: Height 4’8” to 5’4”; Ages 10-15
Girls: Height 4’10” to 5’6”; Ages 11-14

Child Actors —
*dance experience not necessary, but is a plus*
Boys: Height 4’ 6” to 4’ 10”; Ages 9-13
Girls: Height 5’ 3” to 5’ 6”; Ages 11-14

Adult Dancers –

Men: Height 5’11” to 6’3”; Ages 18-mature; Slender-Medium Build

Women: Height 5’5” to 5’7”; Ages 17-mature


Adult Actors –

*dance experience not necessary, but is a plus*
Men: Ages 20-mature    5'6" to 6'3"

Women: Ages 16-mature

You must be available for all rehearsals and performances.

Please email  with the interested person’s name, height, age and a brief outline of their experience.

3/31/16 @ 7:30pm 

4/1/16 @ 7:30pm 

4/2/16 @ 7:30pm 
4/3/16 @ 2:30pm

Please note ages are approximate; height will be the main factor.

***We do not have a rehearsal schedule, nor specific roles at this time***

Summer Program Auds

Summer Program and School Audition Schedule

Audition at Detroit Opera House
(Programs held at specific school)
For more information and registration please contact specific organization

Mar. 21 – The Ailey School 9a-12p

Scholarship Audition

Detroit Opera House Dance Intensive

Join us for a scholarship audition for our Detroit Opera House Dance Intensive!

March 29, 1:30-3:00pm
Eisenhower Dance Center
103 South St, Rochester, MI

$10 cash, check or card
No need to pre-register. Be prepared for ballet and contemporary. See you there!