Moscow Ballet’s community engagement program “Dance-with-Us ” brings the historic Russian Vaganova ballet pedagogy to American children in each city on the N American Tour. Local students will audition on Saturday, October 13 at 10am for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!
Moscow Ballet Ballerina Olena Pedan will arrive in Bakersfield on October 16 for rehearsal. Olena Pedan will rehearse children ages 6 to 17 years with at least 1 year of ballet training. Local children will meet and work one-on-one with talented Moscow Ballet Soloist/Audition Directors who have toured the world; have degrees in Masters of Choreography, Economics and Journalism; won awards at International Ballet Competitions, and performed with super stars including Svetlana Zakharova, Diana Vyshneva and Vladimir Vasiliev! Children’s roles are as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens, and more. Auditions are free, there may be a casting fee. Dress rehearsal is on stage with the Russian company and children’s costumes are provided by Moscow Ballet. Rehearsals run through the fall and take place at Moscow Ballet Host Studio J&M Dance Center, 20609 Santa Lucia Street, Unit A, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions
The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Thursday, December 13, 7:00 pm, at Fox Theater. Buy Tickets
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