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. Moscow Ballet Audition Director Alisa Bolotnikova arrives in Durham on Tuesday, October 23 at 5:00pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!
Alisa Bolotnikova will audition and 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 Spotlight Dance Company 120 N Church St. Salisbury NC 28144. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions
The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Tuesday December at 7:00 pm, Wednesday December 12 at 7:00 pm, and Thursday December 13 at 7:00 pm , at Carolina Theatre. Buy Tickets.
Durham School of Ballet and the Performing Arts, LLC (DSBPA) offers classes for students age two through adult who enjoy dancing, as well as for those who wish to pursue a professional career. Instructors are currently certified by ABT National Training Curriculum, Escola National de Ballet de Cuba, Imperial School of Dancing, and New England Conservatory of Circus Arts. They encourage and support their staff in pursuing continuing education opportunities for the benefit of students’ training. DSBPA constantly looks for opportunities to train students from communities traditionally underrepresented in classical ballet and aerial via national partnerships such as Project Plié and are seeking local partnerships underrepresented groups.