San Diego and area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to two audition opportunities with Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Anastasiya Hnatshyn. The first audition will be held on Sunday, October 22, and the second on Friday, October 27. Details are as follows
Sunday, October 22, 11:30 am
Neisha's Dance & Music Academy Dance Place, Liberty Station 2650, Truxtun Road #107, San Diego, CA 92106
Friday, October 27, 5:30 pm
Expressions Dance and Movement Center, 9225 Carlton Hills Blvd. Ste. 28, Santee, CA 92071
The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training. Ballerina Anastasiya Hnatshn will lead 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. Anastasiya Hmantyshyn 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.
The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Thursday, December 21, 4:00 pm matinee and 8:00 pm at Jacobs Music Center formerly Copley Symphony Hall. Find Tickets here www.nutcracker.com/your-city.
Neisha’s Dance and Music Academy(ND&MA), which is located in the heart of Eastlake, Chula Vista, offers dance lessons in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, pilates, Latin rhythms, popping and waving, parent/toddler, musical theater, acting, and more. Music classes are offered in piano, voice, guitar and violin. ND&MA also offers a full dancewear line including clothing and apparel, dance shoes, leotards, tights, and is the home of Chula Vista Ballet and Club NDA Hip Hop, Contemporary and Mini Teams. Neisha’s Dance & Music Academy’s state-of-the-art dance and music studio spanning over 10,000 square feet on two floors. ND&MA has five thematically designed dance studios, four music rooms, and an in-house theatrical stage – each with a private viewing area for parents behind a one-way observation window, which allows students to perform at their best!
Expressions Dance & Movement Center (EDMC), located in Santee, offers a variety of classes including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, acro-tumbling, musical theater, and pom, as well as dance classes for students with special needs. EDMC is also home to award winning performing groups for ages 5 and up. The school’s performing groups compete locally and perform in the community. Students travel annually to perform at Disneyland, compete in local competitions, perform in county parades and fairs, and have even marched in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! Expressions offers a family friendly, child-centered environment where everyone is celebrated for their unique gifts and talents. Expressions Dance & Movement Center is especially excited to be a part of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker!
**Watch San Diego student dancers in TV shoot with Moscow Ballet dancers! (click)**