Nutcracker Ballet - Pittsburg (KS)

Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at Pittsburg State University
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:00 pm
T: 620.235.4796

Audition to Dance with Us in Pittsburg Tuesday, September 17

Date: Tuesday, September 17
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Audition Location: Ovation Studios: 2111 S. River St., Carthage, MO 64835
MB Audition Director: Yuriy Kuzo

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is coming to Pittsburg and the company is looking for local ballet students ages 6 to 18 years for children’s roles. Local youth can audition to be Party Children, Small Mice, Snowflakes, Russian Snow Maidens and more roles through Moscow Ballet’s communityDance with Us students in the Chinese Variation engagement “Dance with Us” program. Auditions are led by a Moscow Ballet company member/pedagogue in each performance city this fall. The “Dance with Us” program has brought over 100,000 aspiring ballerinas and ballerinos on stage with the professionals over the past 27 years. Auditions are free (although there may be a casting fee and a minimal rehearsal fee), hand-sewn costumes are provided, and dress rehearsal is on stage with the Russian company the day of the performance.

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The Gift of Christmas Tour Comes to Pittsburg Tuesday November 12

Moscow Ballet brings the Gift of Christmas Tour to Pittsburg with Great Russian Nutcracker performances bringing holiday magic to life and creating unforgettable memories for all ages. The company performs at Bicknell Family Center for the Arts on Tues., Nov. 12, 7 p.m. only.

Moscow Ballet makes Christmas gift giving easy with the holiday performance that delights all ages…from the life-sized Kissy Doll to the fierce, red-eyed Rat King; and the Russian Troika Sleigh bringing Masha through the Snow Forest to the Land of Peace and Harmony which is populated with 10 foot tall dancing puppets, exotic flying birds and dancing couples from the world’s five great heritages.

About Host Studio: Ovation Studios

Ovation Studios is a dance, tumbling and baton twirling studio located in Carthage Missouri. The studio provides classes to students of all ages and ability levels from recreational to pre-professional. Classes are offered each week to 300+ students from across the 4-state area. It is the studio’s intent to develop dancers that value dance as an art form, value themselves and those around them, and flourish not only in dance but in life!

Ovation Studios opened in Carthage in 2007 and has grown into the largest studio in the area. They are the only studio to offer dance, tumbling, and baton twirling. They offer classes in seven different styles and each style is taught in a different class. Their studio offers the most diverse teaching staff in the area and many of their instructors have university degrees in dance and professional performance experience. Instructors teach styles and classes that they trained and qualified to teach.Ovation Studios strives to offer students a current and relevant dance education. The instructors strive to stay up-to-date and contemporary with our teaching methods and styles. The ballet curriculum is based on the Russian Vaganova ballet technique, the most current and refined school of ballet.

About The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts is located in the heart of Pittsburg State University's campus, and is the region's premiere destination for the fine and performing arts. Designed and constructed by the world's most renowned theater architects, this $33 million facility features a 1,100-seat performance hall, a 250-seat theater, a 3,500 square-foot art gallery and state-of-the-art technology. The world-class Bicknell Family Center for the Arts is necessary to advance the excellence of scholarship for which the college is renowned and to make the performing arts available to the entire campus, the city of Pittsburg and the surrounding community. Pittsburg State University’s Center for the Arts, the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, was named in honor of lead donor Gene Bicknell and family. Bicknell, who came to campus at the age of 16 and earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from PSU, said he remembered the important role that Carney Hall, the university’s first performance venue, played in campus and community life.