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 Brooklyn and will conduct audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker! Audition dates are as follows:
Studio E 187-16 Union Turnpike Fresh Meadows, NY 11366
Friday, September 14, 4:30 pm
The School of Russian American Ballet at Kingsborough Community College 2001 Oriental Blvd., Build T7, 2nd floor Room 7211 Brooklyn, NY 11235
Saturday, September 15, 10:30 am
Studio E School of Dance was founded in 1969 and was designed to give a complete dance education to children and adults. With a highly qualified and professional faculty, the school takes pride in offering a quality curriculum in all of the dance styles.
Studio E offers classes in Ballet, Pointe, Stretch, Leaps and Turns, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Yoga, Acrobatics, Latin Jazz, Salsa and Zumba. Studio E offers classes 7 days a week. Studio E has over 300 students who come from a diverse background. Students have performed at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Queensborough Community College, Queens Theatre in the Park, Queensborough Choreographers Festival and at Disney World Hollywood Studios. They have been accepted into La Guardia High School and Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, Professional Performing Arts School as well as many other programs. The faculty at Studio E is highly trained and certified to teach the Vaganova method. They have degrees in Dance from many distinguished universities. Many have danced professionally with various Ballet, and Contemporary companies as well as performed in music videos with prominent music artists.
About BBT/The School of Russian American Ballet: Established in 1987, Brighton Ballet Theater/School of Russian American Ballet (BBT) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and developing Russian classical and folk dance traditions in New York City. BBT is situated in the heart of the Russian cultural district of Brooklyn, in the Brighton Beach /Manhattan Beach area, where we offer affordable, professional dance instruction and performances on the campus of Kingsborough Community College.
More than 400 students from diverse backgrounds attend BBT each year to learn the art of ballet and dance. BBT's well-rounded curriculum is founded on the Vaganova (Russian) Method, a ballet training system not only for correct technique, but also for proper disposition. Students may also pursue classes in character dance, contemporary dance, international folk dance, jazz dance, and more. Under the care and guidance of BBT’s International faculty, who graduated from the best ballet schools and colleges and have performed with the most prestigious ballet companies of Russia, Ukraine, and the USA, student dancers gain the skills they need for life-long health, creativity, self-discipline, personal responsibility and professional success.