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 Yuriy Kuzo arrives in Cleveland to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!
Yuriy Kuzo 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. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions
Monday, October 22, 2018 5:30pm
En Pointe Danse
516 East Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 6:00pm
Cuyahoga Falls Dance Center
428 Portage Trail Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Saturday, December 22 at 3:00 pm matinee and 7:00 pm, at Music Hall at Cleveland Public Auditorium. Buy Tickets.
Yuriy Kuzo graduated from Lviv College of Culture and Arts and continued on to Drohobych Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University receiving a degree in Choreography from there. Yuriy was then invited to join the Lviv National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet. He performs the Spanish Dance in Swan Lake; Espado, Bolero and Jig in Don Quixote; Birbanto in Le Corsaire; and many more solo roles.
Our goal is to provide En Pointe Danse students with a strong technical foundation in ballet, and other dance forms, while encouraging a joy for dancing that they will take with them wherever they go. We want our students to be able to apply the lessons learned in dance, such as discipline, perseverance, creative thinking and a developed sense of physical well-being, to the rest of their lives. We also promote the growth of our students’ self-confidence, self-expression, and their ability to thrive in a performance setting. Contact Gail Friedberg 440-247-5747
Cuyahoga Falls Dance Center strives to foster self-confidence, physical fitness, and artistic expression in our students. Students work hard, accept corrections gracefully, feel beautiful, and challenge themselves to move to music. The studio witnesses their personal growth as they learn to interact with one another with courtesy and respect. Students are encouraged to give back to the community that has supported their endeavors and to become role models of accomplishments and integrity. Above all, the studio is a joyful place where our students smile, laugh, have fun and encourage one another.