Nutcracker Ballet - Fairfax (VA)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
GMU Center for the Arts Concert Hall
Friday, December 21, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Friday, December 21, 2018 - 8:00 pm
T: 888.945.2468

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in Fairfax!

Experience Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour  presenting world class ballerinas and danseurs in over 100 cities across North America this holiday season. CNNspoke with Producer Akiva Talmi about the ballet’s unique Dove of Peace character which was inspired by Bolshoi Principal Artists’ performance in NYC in 1957, and first presented by Moscow Ballet as a single ballerina costumed in 2 lightly feathered wings. Talmisays, “Masha flies on the wings of the Dove of Peace around the world seeking peace and harmony. She goes to France, Italy, Africa -- all around the world, and she finds peace and harmony through love.” In Act II Masha and her Nutcracker Prince arrive in the “Land of Peace and Harmony” (traditionally called the Land of Sweets) and celebrate the great heritages of the world including African, Asian, European, Hispanic and Slavic.

Moscow Ballet Announces Youth Auditions for the “Great Russian Nutcracker” Tuesday, October 9 in Fairfax

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 Alisa Bolotnikova arrives in Fairfax on Tuesday, October 9 at 5:00pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!

Alisa Bolotnikova 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 The Elite Dance Company, LLC 4521 Plank Road Suite A Fredericksburg, VA 22407. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Friday, December 21, 2018 at 4:00 pm matinee and 8:00pm, at GMU Center for the Arts Concert Hall. Buy Tickets

Gift of Dance Academy is a pre-professional dance studio located in Fredericksburg, Virginia that is setting a new standard for excellence in the community! It is owned by Stephanie Tetreault, who received her BA in dance education from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and has over fourteen years teaching experience.

The studio’s program focuses on quality dance education, offering a wide range of dance classes in which accurate and proper technique are continuously enforced. Instructors follow a consistent and precise syllabus and employ many methods of learning that are designed to fully engage the dancer in each class in order to encourage artistic and technical development. Gift of Dance Academy is committed to providing highly educated and motivated dance instructors who have the ability to “unwrap potential” in each student. They believe in positive reinforcement to instill a love and passion for dance and in providing guidance that students can carry with them throughout all aspects of life. The extensive curriculum provided enables students to become well-equipped if they wish to pursue dance at collegiate and professional levels.

The Gift of Dance Academy also offers many performance opportunities to present students work and talent in a variety of professional atmospheres including dance competitions. Students also have opportunities to take master dance classes with professionals in the industry, perform with current artists, have easy access to information on auditions and conventions, as well as opportunities to be exposed to professional performances at prestigious venues.

About the GMU Center for the Arts Concert Hall

Since opening its doors in 1990, the George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall has played a key role in bringing culture and the arts to northern Virginia and the greater Washington (DC) metro area. The venue hosts community events as well we a variety of performers, such as the Virginia Opera, the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, the American Festival Pops Orchestra, and the Mason Dance Company.