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

Playing 19-Year-Old Yorkie Retires From Rhode Island Performance of 'The Nutcracker'

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.

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