Nutcracker Ballet - Ashland (KY)

*** Moscow Ballet discounts /codes do not apply to this performance.***
Paramount Arts Center
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 7:00 pm
*** Moscow Ballet discounts /codes do not apply to this performance.***
T: 606.324.0007

Audition to Dance with Us in Ashland Saturday, October 12

Date: Saturday, October 12
Time: 9:30 a.m.
MB Host Studio: Ashland Youth Ballet: 346 13th St., Ashland, KY 41101
Audition Director: Alisa Bolotnikova

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is coming to Ashland and the company is looking for local ballet students ages 6 to 18 years for children’s roles. Local youth can audition to be Party Children, Small Mice, Snowflakes, Russian Snow Maidens and more roles through Moscow Ballet’s communityDance with Us party students engagement “Dance with Us” program. Auditions are led by a Moscow Ballet company member/pedagogue in each performance city this fall. The “Dance with Us” program has brought over 100,000 aspiring ballerinas and ballerinos on stage with the professionals over the past 27 years. Auditions are free (although there may be a casting fee and a minimal rehearsal fee), hand-sewn costumes are provided, and dress rehearsal is on stage with the Russian company the day of the performance.

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The Gift of Christmas Tour Comes to Ashland Friday, December 13

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic as you and your loved ones journey with Masha and her Nutcracker Prince through the Snow Forest. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is the family tradition perfect for all ages! Celebrate this cherished Holiday experience set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score and create memories that will last a lifetime. Get tickets in Ashland for family and friends today!

About the Paramount Arts Center

Welcome to the home of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in Ashland! The Paramount Arts Center opened in 1931 as The Paramount Theatre. It was designed and built to show motion pictures but has since provided an intimate venue for a variety of performances. The artistic vision of the Arts Center is to create a cultural environment that reaffirms the area’s Appalachian traditions while broadening the region’s aesthetic parameters. It accomplishes this vision by presenting several interdisciplinary series of arts programming – both in the historic venue and in identified outreach areas. The vast majority – 89 percent – of Paramount sponsored events focus on educational opportunities for the youth in our tri-state area.

Ashland Ballet Partnership: Ashland Youth Ballet

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Ashland children from Ashland Youth Ballet. Ashland Youth Ballet is headed by longtime dance instructor Maria Whaley, who runs the Ashland Regional Dance Theatre (ARDT) company located behind the Paramount Arts Center in downtown Ashland. ARDT provides instruction in the art of dance through a variety of dance disciplines and fitness training. From toddlers to teens to adults, the staff leads students through an age appropriate and skill level-based curriculum which follows the current trends in class and performance training. The curriculum also aligns with the National Standards of Arts in Education. Dancers participate in a number of civic and educational events throughout the year. Serious students are encouraged to audition for the Ashland Youth Ballet. The company has been bringing organized dance theater to Ashland for the past two decades.