Queens area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on Monday, October 16, 5:00pm for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Anna Radik at Studio E, 187-16 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows, NY 11366 in Queens. The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Saturday, December 9, 2:00pm matinee at Kings Theatre.
Brooklyn area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on Sunday, October 1, 10:00am, for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Anna Radik at Brighton Ballet Theater/School of Russian Ballet, 2001 Oriental Blvd, Building: T7, 2nd floor, Room 7211, Brooklyn, NY 11235. The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Saturday, December 9, 7:00pm at the Kings Theatre.
The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.
Ballerina Anna Radik leads auditions and rehearse the young dancers in their assigned roles. Successful auditionees perform side-by-side with the Moscow Ballet company in the Great Russian Nutcracker in roles that were created exclusively for their age and skill levels such as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens and more. Anna also leads 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 in its 25th year of auditioning and rehearsing student dancers in each tour city to perform with the professional company. Auditions are free, there may be a casting fee. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions.
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.