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 Birmingham on September 29 at 10:00am 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 Linda Dobbins Dance LLC, 12 Office Park Circle, Suite 115, Mountain Brook, AL 35223. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions
The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Sunday, November 25, 3:00 pm, at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex. Buy Tickets.
Linda Dobbins Dance, established in 1996, has garnered an excellent reputation for training beginner thru pre-professional/professional dancers. Their mission is to help each student achieve their personal goals and to instill in the dancers life skills that are professionally important. Linda Dobbins Dance is proud of its heritage as a strong competitive dance and theatrical training studio. The school offers intense training in jazz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, modern, contemporary, clogging, vocal performance and acting. Linda Dobbins Dance aspires to instill confidence in its students as well as teach values such as responsibility, discipline, pride, perfection and the coping skills needed to work in a competitive environment.