Fairfield area Ballet Students called to Audition for Moscow Ballet Student Roles Sunday, August 13 at Host Studio The Pointe School of Dance
Fairfield area ballet students ages 7 to 17 are invited to audition on Sunday, August 13, 10:30am for Moscow Ballet student roles at Host Dance Studio The Pointe School of Dance, 5331 North Park Place NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402.
This Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training. Successful auditionees perform side-by-side with the Moscow Ballet company in the Great Russian Nutcracker in roles which were created exclusively for their age and skill levels such as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens and more. Ballerina Alisa Bolotnikova leads auditions and will lead the young dancers at dress rehearsal with the Russian company the day of the performance. This is often a once-in-a-lifetime experience for aspiring young dancers. The Dance-with-Us program is entirely underwritten by 501c-3 Cultural Resources Foundation. Auditions are free, there may be a casting fee. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions us.
The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Nov 7 at Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts. Find Tickets here www.nutcracker.com/your-city .
The Pointe School of Dance, formerly Donna’s Dance Place, is led by Vanessa Terrell. The school offers 7 levels of ballet training and is committed to quality, technical dance education in a positive, encouraging environment. There are classes for dancers age 3 through adult in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, and hip hop. Studio staff is dedicated to giving students the best possible experience in dance through knowledgeable and technically sound instruction and there is a place for every dancer! Graduates from the studio are in professional dance companies, work as professional dance instructors, dance on college and NFL dance teams, and own industry-leading dance competitions and conventions. Vanessa graduated from the University of Iowa in May 2010 with a B.A in Dance. She teaches all ages and styles from 3 year olds to adults in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, and conditioning. Vanessa has taught dance across Eastern Iowa - her experience includes dance studios, non-profit after school programs, and pre-professional Youth Ballet classes. She directs Junior Troupe, Junior Elite Troupe, Advanced Troupe, and Advanced Elite Troupe and choreographs in all styles. Her award-winning choreography has been performed at dance competitions, in high school color guards, show choirs, and theatre productions.