Meet the Nutcracker! Audition Directors
NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet’s Vaganova-trained Soloists and Audition Directors are integral to the success of the “Dance with Us” student dancers who perform beside the pros! These accomplished soloists audition and rehearse over 5,000 local ballet students annually in cities on the tour, helping to prepare them for their debut alongside NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet’s company of 40 professional international artists.
Step into a world of enchantment with Maria Molotsiyan, a remarkable ballet artist and teacher who has captivated audiences worldwide with her exquisite talent and passion for the art of dance. A true luminary in the realm of choreography, Maria carries an impressive resume that speaks volumes of her dedication and expertise.
Roberta started her formal dance training in 2009 at Rome’s Accademia Nazionale di Danza. In 2015, she graduated from Escuela Nacional de Ballet Fernando Alonso in Cuba. She speaks Italian, Spanish, and English and majored in classic literature while in high school at Convitto Nazionale Emanuele II, Roma.
Bogdana Кopiy has performed with NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet for three tours. When Bogdana was 5 years old, her mother brought her one pointe shoe and she immediately tried to stand on it leaning against the table. This is how the story of Ballerina Bogdana began to evolve into the daily life of a professional ballerina.
Ballerina Anna Trofimova was born in 1994 and at just 8 years old she was invited to study at the Vadim Pisarev School of Choreographic Mastery.