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 Olena Pedan arrives in Seattle on September 10 at 4:30pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!
Olena Pedan 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 American Dance Institute, 1240 NE 175th Street, Shoreline, WA 96155. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions
The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Thursday, November 8, 7:00 pm, and Friday, November 9, 7:00 pm, at Paramount Theatre. Buy Tickets.
American Dance Institute just celebrated 28 years serving the Seattle dance community. Several of their teachers have been with the school for 12-20 years, and some of their former students have grown and now enroll their children there.
Students and parents alike will feel welcome at ADI as soon as they walk in the door. Their teachers welcome and support the students and the students also support and welcome one another. No competition, just encouragement. They teach students to compete with their ‘best self’ rather than against others who may have more or less natural ability. Their methods foster inclusiveness and camaraderie so students willingly try new steps, leaps and lessons without fear of criticism, ridicule and snickering.
At ADI, one finds an authentic, welcoming, nurturing studio and school environment; kind, gentle and patient teachers who have the rare ‘teaching gift”; and consistent quality instruction focused on each student every class. Ask any studio students or parents and they will respond that every child always feels welcome, accepted, appreciated and loved – no exceptions.