Nutcracker Ballet - Youngstown (OH)

Edward W. Powers Auditorium
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 7:00 pm
T: 330.744.0264

Audition to Dance with Us in Youngstown Tuesday, October 15

Date: Tuesday, October 15
Time: 4:00 p.m.
MB Host Studio: Jordan School of Ballet: 116 N. High St., Cortland, Ohio 44410 
Audition Director: Alisa Bolotnikova

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is coming to Youngstown 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,Dance with Us student snowflakes Russian Snow Maidens and more roles through Moscow Ballet’s community 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 Youngstown Wednesday, December 18

Moscow Ballet brings the Gift of Christmas Tour to Youngstown with Great Russian Nutcracker performances bringing holiday magic to life and creating unforgettable memories for all ages. The company performs at Edward W. Powers Auditorium at the DeYor Performing Arts Center on Wed., Dec. 18, 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: Jordan School of Ballet

Lisa Zumpella Jordan is a Professional Ballerina, Artistic Director, Master Teacher, Private Coach, Choreographer and Founder of the Jordan School of Ballet in Youngstown, Ohio. Jordan performed as a soloist with the Contemporary Ballet Theatre of Williamsburg, Virginia, was a principal dancer with Ballet Michigan.  She has performed with the original Cleveland Ballet (founded by Dennis Nahat and Ian Horvath 1972-2000), and Pointe of Departure, a professional ballet company constructed of former Cleveland Ballet dancers, most recently known as Ballet San Jose. Lisa was also given the honor of performing as the guest ballerina, dancing the role of Cinderella, with the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall in Cleveland.

Lisa has taught every level of ballet at the School of Cleveland Ballet. She was also a faculty member with both the Dance Institute and the University of Akron where she taught both ballet and pointe. In 2003, Lisa had the opportunity of being the ballet mistress and director of 50 students chosen by the Moscow Ballet to perform with them in their production of "The Great Russian Nutcracker." Lisa was nominated into the 2007 edition of "Who's Who in American Women." She also trains and coaches students of all levels who are preparing for competitions including Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP), an international ballet competition as well as professional careers.

About the Edward W. Powers Auditorium

The Edward W. Powers Auditorium at the DeYor Performing Arts Center, located in the heart of the burgeoning arts and entertainment district of Youngstown Ohio, is recognized as one of the most beautiful performance venues in the Midwest. As the long-time home of the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra it remains the cultural heart of Mahoning Valley. The DeYor’s performance halls – Edward W. Powers Auditorium provides ideally suited spaces for large orchestral performances and theatrical productions as well as intimate recitals and family oriented performances. Under the leadership of Chef Jeff Chrystal, the Center’s Overture Restaurant is the chosen destination for pre-event dining in a beautiful, cosmopolitan atmosphere.