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 Maria Morari arrives in Jacksonville on Tuesday, October 23 at 6:00pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!
Maria Morari 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 Alius Dance School 14181 Beach Blvd., Suite 1, Jacksonville FL 32250. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions
The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Saturday December 22 at 3:00 pm matinee and 7:00 pm, at Florida Theatre. Buy Tickets.
Alius Dance School (ADS) is proud to offer a unique dance program for all ages including ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, musical theater and modern dance. ADS provides a solid foundation for the pre-professional dancer based in the integration of new research in dance cross training techniques and classical styles of ballet, developing a dancer who is capable of sustaining a long, artistic career. The Elemental Body Alignment Systemis a new innovative stretching and strengthening technique designed and created by Scott Putman. The focus is to understand basic principles of initiating and anchoring movements from the pelvis while finding efficient and effective alignment through experiential anatomy. This system empowers the learner to develop a conscious awareness for integrating and articulating body parts while assisting the student in finding a deeper understanding of the body’s unique kinetic potential.