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Fly to Miami and see Great Russian Nutcracker in VIP seats!
Enter-to-Win “Moscow Ballet’s Tropical Getaway” contest Oct. 13th- Nov. 2nd-One Grand Prize Winner receives over $1000 value
-10 Second Prize Winners receive the official Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker Storybook with colorful illustrations by Olga Larionova.
“New Horizons” cultural immersion with Olga Aru in Rochester NY
Moscow Ballet’s Olga Aru visits St Rita School and Holy Cross School children in Rochester NY. Audition Director and Soloist Olga led “New Horizon” cultural immersion classes with the Rochester children including movement, Russian language and traditions, and art projects. Olga Aru and 3 more Audition Directors travel to tour cities in September and October auditioning local dancers for the Dance with Us program meeting with school children, visiting hospitals, and getting to know the community before the full company arrives to perform the Great Russian Nutcracker in November and December!
Moscow Ballet’s “New Horizons – A Children’s Program for Life” is a cultural immersion opportunity for school children providing personal role modeling with the highly trained Russian dancer as well as movement class, Russian language and culture sessions, and a world class performance experience. Across the nation the need to address children’s physical, nutritional and creative health is great and immediate. Recent studies report that children nationwide spend close to 25% of their waking hours in front of an electronic screen and 49% are overweight. Moscow Ballet has 40 years experience presenting children’s programming. The Moscow Ballet dancers are of the highest caliber in the world and are happy to share their expertise. Akin to teenagers shaking the hand of the president, so too can “New Horizons” affirm and inspire young minds and bodies to a great future for themselves and their community.
Meet Moscow Ballet’s 2014 Audition Directors
These award-winning, highly trained and beautiful dancers will travel to over 50 North American cities this fall auditioning aspiring ballerinas and danseurs (ages 6 to 16yrs) to perform side-by-side with the company of 40 professionals! Click here to find an audition near you.
Carolina Siscanu auditioned and was accepted at the National School of Ballet in Chisinau, Moldova at just nine years old! Carolina loves horses, walking on the beach and driving in Corvettes! Click for more.
Olga Aru is a rising star ballerina and was honored to participate in the United Nations UNESCO International Dance Council CID in Athens this July. She loves modern dance, rock climbing and traveling! Click for more.
Mariia Skoruk was awarded "Honorable Mention" at the Serge Lifar International Ballet Competition in Kiev and she graduated from the national ballet school with a “Diploma of Distinction” Click for more.
Olga Tchekacheva is a graduate of the prestigious Perm Ballet Academy and was a finalist in New York International Ballet Competition. She is described as performing with "appealing dynamics and personality,” Los Angeles Times. Click for more
Moscow Ballet premieres in hot Miami and cool Philadelphia!
Moscow Ballet is pleased to premiere the acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker in Philadelphia, PA December 6th and in Miami, FL December 26th!
The company is honored to perform in Philadelphia, known for its long-standing appreciation of ballet and the arts. Musical Wunderkind Hae Sue Lee, a student of the Curtis Institute of Music, will open the performance accompanying the principal ballerina in Saint Saens “Dying Swan” – a sweet treat for the eyes and ears! Moscow Ballet’s performance at the historic Jackie Gleason Theater is also a first in Miami, a hotbed of ballet greats including protégés of Cuban Prima Ballerina Assoluta Alicia Alonso and Miami City Ballet, founded by American icon Edward Villella, the only American ever asked to dance an encore at the Bolshoi Theatre!
Click to find 'Your City' and get the best seats now!
MB blogger Elena asks, “Who exactly is ‘Agrippina Vaganova’?”
Moscow Ballet and almost all Russian dance companies study the Vaganova ballet method. Did you ever wonder how this method came to be and how is it different from other ballet methods? This renowned dance style has produced legendary dancers and choreographers including Anna Pavlova, Vaslav Nijinsky, George Balanchine, Rudolf Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Natalia Makarova, Oleg Vinogradov, Yuri Grigorovich, Tatiana Predenia, Viktor Shcherbakov and Svetlana Zakharova, to name just a few.
MB blogger Elena is an expert in this area and she fills us in on dancer/paedagogue Agrippina Vaganova. Read all about her on the latest MB blog.
Look out for audition dates 2014! Find a Moscow Ballet Host Dance School in your city and sign-up for fall auditions
Check out Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studios which are presenting spring recitals right now!
Find the MB Host Dance Studio (scroll down and search by state) in Your City and get involved now to be prepared for Great Russian Nutcracker auditions in the fall. Many studios offer summer classes and some even have a “Nutcracker Bootcamp!”
Learn more about auditions and participating in Moscow Ballet's local performances : http://www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions.
Student Dancers are invited to Audition and “Dance with Us” on Stage!
In addition to new cities on the 2014 Moscow Ballet North American tour, we are happy to introduce new Host Dance Studio partners in most cities which make the dream to perform in a professional production a reality for about 5000 young ballerinas/danseurs each year. Click to hear what Jennifer has to say about performing live with Moscow Ballet and click to find a Moscow Ballet audition near you (more are added all summer). Don’t have a dance lessons this summer? Moscow Ballet is an advocate for the President’s Challenge program which gives guidelines for everyone to get in shape.
Moscow Ballet Testimonials
“We saw the Nutcracker on December 7 and we are in love! Thank you so very much. It was beautiful, magical, and captivating.” - From Cleveland
“What a glorious performance of grace, technique, physical prowess, and amazing story. I totally immersed myself into the opulence and grandeur. It has been decades since I've felt the thrill of this kind of energy and joy of creativity!” - From Butte
“Thank you again for the opportunity to see the Moscow Ballet's performance. The young [student] dancers from Idaho Falls were SO excited to perform with the ballet company a number of them came up to be after the show and said their dreams came true tonight. It was such a pleasure to watch.” - From Idaho Falls News Anchor
“Thank you Moscow's Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker for your beauty, grace and elegance and precision and for sharing this with this old man. I am humbled and very grateful.” - From Little Rock
“We want to thank the Russian ballet for the opportunity provided our daughter as a Musical Wunderkind…[MB] provided her the opportunity to shine of which she took full advantage. Thank you.” - From Memphis
“I just wanted you to know I was thoroughly impressed [with Moscow Ballet]. Outstanding! Wow!” - From Bristol Communications General Manager
Musical Wunderkind Featured in Great Russian Nutcracker
Eight “Musical Wunderkind” accompany Moscow Ballet principal ballerina in Saint Saen’s “Dying Swan” from Carnival of the Animals, now commonly known as the influence for Odette’s movements in Swan Lake, in 8 cities on the national tour. The eight, each in their respective cities, rehearse with the principal ballerina and open the performance in a duo of string player and ballerina. Moscow Ballet’s cross discipline program, “Musical Wunderkind” is a salute to talented young Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition winners across the country and is unprecedented. The live experience develops young musicians’ interpretation skills in a way practice cannot. Moscow Ballet continues to develop its mission to provide art enrichment for the local communities in which it performs.
“Musical Wunderkind – Cellists” in 2013 are Chicago’s Hannah White; Detroit’s Adé Williams; Fairfax’ Fedor Ouspensky; Los Angeles Annelle Kazumi Gregory; Memphis’ Alana Olswing; Minneapolis’ Luther Warren; Montgomery’s Melody Sim and Spokane’s DG Kim
"INVEST at Russell Sage Colleges in Troy, New York, is honored to partner with Moscow Ballet as an Artist-Entrepreneur in residence within the Esteves Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The combined creative and innovative vision of Moscow Ballet and INVEST will allow for wonderful possibilities for the growth of Moscow Ballet North America." www.sage.edu/invest 'In dreams begins responsibility.' - W.B. Yeats
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