Yorkshire Terrier, 19, Retires From Ballet After 125 Performances in 'The Nutcracker'

This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors.

If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.

After nearly two decades of performances, Archie is retiring from the stage. 

The 19-year-old Yorkshire terrier has been appearing in Festival Ballet Providence's rendition of "The Nutcracker" since he was just a wee pup, the company said in a press release.

But now, after 125 performances, he's finally ready to move on, according to the ballet's artistic director, Misha Djuric.

So the ballet is looking for a new dog to replace Archie and will be holding auditions on Dec. 2 at its studios in Providence, Rhode Island. 

Interested? The company wants a pup with an "elegant prance," a "regal coat of fur" and a "charming smile," the press release states. 

As for Archie, he's looking forward to "settling down to a life of luxury and long naps on pillows," his owner said.


Mayor Takes Terminally Ill Dog on Unforgettable Road Trip

Bewildered Dog Seen Wandering Amid Wreckage of Home Destroyed by Tornado

How Veterans and Dogs Come Together to Save Each Other as Part of This Special Program