Universal Ballet Competition


Virtual Competition & Performance

Universal Ballet Competition is proud to introduce a brand new opportunity for dancers to participate in one of ballet’s most beloved works … The Virtual Nutcracker, an Online Competition and Performance.

This one-of-a-kind event will allow individual dancers and studios to upload performances and compete for a chance to be a part of the first ever Virtual Nutcracker Performance. All the winning performances of each category will be pieced together to form one continuous recital of the beloved Nutcracker. This is an opportunity to keep the tradition alive as well as be viewed across the globe!

The Competition will be judged by 3 industry leading Artists. Criteria will be based on Choreography, Technique and Performance Quality of each piece. There will be additional studio awards for best staging, best use of props and other special awards

Entries can be submitted via video of any performance, rehearsal in any setting, and with any attire, however, performances with full make up costumes are encouraged.


Opens October 18, 2020
Deadline for entries November 27, 2020


Competition December 12-13, 2020
Awards December 14, 2020
Final Performance December 19, 2020

Nutcracker Competition Categories

Act I

Party Scene
Battle/Christmas Spirit (Transformation)
Snow Queen Pas de Deux

Act II "Land of the Sweets"

Mother Ginger and the Clowns
Waltz of the Flowers
Sugar Plum Pas de Deux & Coda
Sugar Plum Fairy Female Variation
Cavalier Men's Variation
Grand Finale


Each entry will be $45.

Please contact us for multiple entry pricing.


Competition will be livestreamed December 12th and 13th.
Final Performance live-streamed December 19th perfect for the holidays.