Young ballet students audition for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s “Nutcracker”
SEATTLE - Some nervous, but lovely young ballet dancers took the stage today at the Seattle Center. About 140 students from the Pacific Northwest Ballet School auditioned for roles in this year’s production of George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker” at McCaw Hall. The adorable nine- and ten-year-old dancers, adorned in blue and purple leotards and white tights, lined up, waiting their turn to “saute” (jump) or “plie” (bend) as they pranced across the stage at Phelps Center, above the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.