The Muskoka Dance Academy and the  Ballet Jorgen Canada (BJC) have joined forces  to provide local area dancers educational and artistic opportunities in their community.  The Nutcracker Youth Education & Outreach Program  offers casting opportunities, through audition, to young local ballerinas for an up coming BJC performance of The Nutcracker, December 8th & 9th at the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville.  The BJC has appointed Artistic Director Sue Kirwin-Campbell, of the Muskoka Dance Academy, the position of Local Rehearsal Director for Huntsville and surrounding area, as well as, Evelyn Finlayson of Bracebridge and Tasha Bryant of Huntsville as assistant rehearsal directors.  Fifteen local ballerinas were casted in this year’s “The Nutcracker” production.

*First Audition – Ages 12-17yrs;

Congratulations goes to Alannah Hobbs, Sierra Neudorf, Emily Hill, Robin Hunka & Claire Parkinson, of Huntsville, and Kathryn Kirbyson , of Bracebridge, who were all casted from 17 auditioning dancers  to take on the roles of Squirrels and Dragonflies in this year’s BJC “Nutcracker” Production.  Congratulations also goes to Ramona Phillips of Bracebridge who will understudy a role during the matinee!

Follow Up Rehearsal Schedule: Nutcracker Follow-Up Rehearsal Schedule

*Second Audition Ages 8-11yrs;

Congratulations goes to Andrea Hill, Jaimie Boysen, Mia Smyth & Lyall Turvey of Huntsville, and Jessica Pringle, Wavereleigh Alexander, Shaman Johann & Bailey Marrice of Bracebridge who were all casted from from 27 auditioning dancers to take on the roles of Chipmunks, Frogs, Beaver and Bear Cub  in this year’s BJC “Nutcracker” Production.

Follow Up Rehearsal Schedule: Nutcracker Follow-Up Rehearsal Schedule

For information on this event go to or contact the Muskoka Dance Academy at 705-789-5341