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 Anna Trofimova arrives in Gladstone, MO on September 4 at 5:00pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!
Anna Trofimova will audition and rehearse children ages 6 to 17 years with at least 1 year of ballet training. 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 Ballet North 6308 N. Prospect Avenue Gladstone, MO. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions
The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Friday, December 28, 7:00 pm, at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland. Buy Tickets
Every June, Ballet North presents a major ballet performance or festival in which all students of the school are invited to participate along with the company. These exciting performance events are always built around a classic ballet such as Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Coppelia, La Fille Mal Gardee, or pieces from the extensive repertoire of Ballet North. Laura Reinschmidt founded Ballet North first as a school in 1977 and later as a non-profit company in 1994. The studio presents their students in a dignified manner that approaches, as closely as possible, a professional level of training and performance. Ballet North’s unique approach allows young adults to explore principal and soloist roles in full-length ballets – roles normally reserved for professional dancers only. Ms. Reinschmidt feels that exposure to that kind of experience onstage is critical to anyone who wishes to dance professionally. Rather than appearing in minor children’s roles, Ballet North dancers are given the opportunity and responsibility of bringing a role to life. Graduates of Ballet North have danced with San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Illinois Ballet, Minnesota Ballet and Kansas City Ballet.