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 Mariia Skoruk arrives in Farmington on Saturday, October 20 at 10:00am to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!
Mariia Skoruk 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 Dance Connection Studio, 2501 East 20th Street, Suite 17, Farmington, NM 87401. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions
The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Monday, December 24, 3:00 pm, at Farmington Civic Center. Buy Tickets.
Dance Connection was opened in the Four Corners town of Farmington, New Mexico in 2007 by Lori Downs. The studio’s mission is to provide dance instruction and encouragement to dancers of all ages and ability levels in an environment that supports a lifelong love and appreciation of dance. With classes in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, contemporary, tap and hip hop, students are instructed to be disciplined, responsible and technically proficient dancers. Their teachers love to share their enthusiasm, devotion and expertise in dance. Small class sizes give our instructors the opportunity to provide individualized attention to students to assist them in achieving their personal artistic promise.