This past Saturday I had the pleasure of photographing the Nutcracker auditions for Ballet Etudes. It was a full day of dancers trying their best to claim a roll in a wonderful ballet. Children as young as seven were invited to audition. The studio was filled to the brim with eager dancers waiting to prove their skills and earn a position in the production. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the studio’s Nutcracker production. It is one of the longest running productions in the Valley. Below are just a few images captured during the day of auditions.