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 Yuriy Kuzo arrives in Evansville on Monday, October 1 at 6:00pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!
Yuriy Kuzo 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 The Dance Factory 315 1st Street Henderson, KY 42420. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions
The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 3:00 pm, at Old National Events Plaza. Buy Tickets.
At The Dance Factory ballet students develop poise, strength, flexibility, technique, discipline, endurance, and coordination. Younger students learn the basics, including stretching, locomotor skills, rhythm and timing, and proper positions of the feet and arms with creative exploration. As the ballet student progresses, the emphasis is on basic discipline for ballet skills with concentration on barre exercises, center work, adagio, allegro and both short and long ballet combinations set to classical music. The school offers ballet classes from beginning to more advanced levels, including pointe.