Santa Rosa area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on September 25, 7:00 pm for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Anastasiya Hnatshyn at Host Dance Studio Windsor Dance Academy, 5455 Old Redwood Hwy, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.
Ballerina Anastasiya Hnatshyn 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 Hnatshyn 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 Monday, December 18, 7:00 pm and Tuesday, December 19, 7:00 pm at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Find Tickets here www.nutcracker.com/your-city.
Windsor Dance Academy’s award winning dance company Maximum Motion performs throughout Sonoma County. The studio has garnered many trophies from the Windsor Parade and was also featured on the Biography Channel show “My Ghost Story.” The school offers a variety of ballet and modern classes, and teaches children and adults of all ages. The school’s instructor, Amanda Westergard, is a former student of Windsor Dance Academy, in addition to having an acclaimed performance background. Owner and instructor Diane Donham boasts decades of study with esteemed teachers and performance companies. She opened the Windsor Dance Academy in 1989 and has been teaching in Sonoma County ever since