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 Bogdana Кopiy arrives in St. Louis on Tuesday, October 9 at 5:30pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!
Bogdana Кopiy will audition and rehearse children ages 6 to 17 years with at least 1 year of ballet training. Local children will meet and work one-on-one with talented Moscow Ballet Soloist/Audition Directors who have toured the world; have degrees in Masters of Choreography, Economics and Journalism; won awards at International Ballet Competitions, and performed with super stars including Svetlana Zakharova, Diana Vyshneva and Vladimir Vasiliev! Children’s roles are as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens, and more. Auditions are free, there may be a casting fee. Dress rehearsal is on stage with the Russian company and children’s costumes are provided by Moscow Ballet. Rehearsals run through the fall and take place at Moscow Ballet Host Studio SkyStone Conservatory of the Arts 7909 Big Bend Blvd. Webster Groves, MO 63119. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions
The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 3:00pm matinee and 7:00pm, at The Fabulous Fox Theatre - St. Louis. Buy Tickets.
As the resident dance school of SkyStone Conservatory of The Arts, Dance Project St Louis (DPSL) continues in the proud educational tradition that has been upheld since 1969. Dance Project’s goal is to teach and prepare every student well, to provide a positive and uplifting environment, and the knowledge and skills students need if they choose a career in dance. Dance Project Saint Louis is dedicated to providing an excellent dance education and creative and challenging performing opportunities for students. Nearly forty Dance Project students have received college scholarships for dance.
Dance Project believes first and foremost that confidence and a positive attitude are necessary for a student to succeed in the field of dance. DPSL provides a positive learning and training experience for students who are not interested in competitive dance. Though this philosophy is certainly not the norm in dance education today, Dance Project believes that dance competitions can be counter-productive to a child’s dance education. Dance Project students enjoy the opportunity to participate in many community, statewide, and national performances.