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 Alisa Bolotnikova arrives in Virginia Beach on Sunday, October 21 at 1:00pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!
Alisa Bolotnikova 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 Academy of Classical and Contemporary Dance 677 Oak Grove Road Chesapeake, VA 23320. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions
The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Tuesday November 27 at 7:00 pm, and Wednesday November 28 at 7:00 pm, at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. Buy Tickets.
Academy of Classical and Contemporary Dance is locally owned and operated with a 30-year history. The school is best known for its outstanding staff of professional instructors who strive to teach students the art of dance, not just how to perform dance steps. This commitment to education ensures their students learn how to be dancers, not just how to follow specific choreography. This approach consistently produces outstanding dancers who have gone on to perform at the college level and beyond.