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Ballet Centre students will have the opportunity on September 14 to audition for the Mariinsky Theatre from St Petersberg and a production of The Nutcracker.

The popular ballet show will take place on December 14 at the Raj Mahal Theatre in Dubai.

The auditions, taking place at the Ballet Centre in Jumeirah from 10am to 3pm, are open to Ballet Centre Students above the age of seven. Those who wish to participate may call ahead and register themselves with the centre’s management.

“We are very excited to announce our professional production of The Nutcracker, showcasing one of the greatest classical ballets of all time, told through the beautiful music of Tchaikovsky,” said Mangalika Jayalath, managing director of the Ballet Centre.

“This will be a life changing experience for anyone who wants to become a professional ballerina since they will be trained, guided and sharing a stage with professional ballerinas of the Mariinsky Theatre.”