Santa Barbara and area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on Sunday, October 8, 12:30 pm for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Anastasiya Hnatyshyn at Inspire Dance Santa Barbara, El Mercado Center, 4141 State Street, Suite F-6, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.
Ballerina Anastasiya Hnatyshyn 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 Hmatyshyn 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 Wednesday, December 13, 7:00 pm at Arlington Theatre. Find Tickets here www.nutcracker.com/your-city.
Inspire Dance Santa Barbara is a school of dance offering a positive, well-rounded program for young dancers and performers, from beginners to pre-professionals. IDSB provides the highest level of instruction in a nurturing environment and continually strives to build self-confidence while instilling the rigorous standards of technique and artistry.
Ballet is the foundation upon which all forms of dance are developed at IDSB. Cecchetti and Royal Academy of Dance certified teachers provide the most informed training and delight in cultivating dancers capable of reaching their fullest potential as artists. Performing opportunities are offered throughout the year to help develop qualities in our dancers that enable them to perform with confidence and allow them to dance naturally from the heart. Through IDSB’s Community Engagement Program, students have many opportunities to share their love of dance and help enrich the young arts community, exposing all generations to the discipline and beauty of dance.