Nutcracker Ballet - Cleveland (OH)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Music Hall at Cleveland Public Auditorium
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 3:00 pm
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 7:00 pm
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Audition to Dance with Us in Cleveland October 19 or 20*

Date: Saturday, October 19, 12:30 p.m
MB Host Studio: Cuyahoga Falls Dance Center: 428 Portage Trl, Cuyahoga, OH 44221 
Audition Director: Alisa Bolotnikova 

Date: Sunday, October 20, 11:30 a.m.
MB Host Studio: En Pointe Danse: 516 E. Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Dance with Us party studentsRehearsal Director: Alisa Bolotnikova  

*Dancers only need to attend one audition and may select the date most convenient for them.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is coming to Cleveland 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 community engagement “Dance with Us” program. Auditions are led by a Moscow BalletDance with Us students curtain call 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 Cleveland Saturday, December 21

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at Music Hall at Cleveland Public Auditorium in Cleveland! 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 Cleveland for family and friends today!

Musical Wunderkind in Cleveland: Violinist Julia Schilz

Sixteen-year old Julia Schilz, current student of highly regarded violinists Jan Sloman and Jaime Laredo, began her violin training at the age of four through The Sato Center for Suzuki Studies at The Cleveland Institute of Music. She has served as concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and performed Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy in Severance Hall in May 2019 as a winner of COYO’s annual concerto competition. She has also served as concertmaster for The Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory and Camerata String Orchestras, as well as for The Suzuki String Orchestra of the Americas in Minneapolis. In addition, Schilz performed Wieniawski’s 2nd Violin Concerto as first-prize winner of the Lakeland Civic Orchestra’s Young Artists Competition and won first prize in the Sigma Alpha Iota String Competition. She was featured as concerto soloist with The Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra as winner of the CIM Preparatory Concerto Competition, participated in the 2018 and 2019 Heifetz International Music Institute and was featured in their Stars of Tomorrow concert series. Schilz attended the 2016 and 2017 Encore Chamber Music Festivals under the tutelage of Jinjoo Cho and has participated in The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra Advanced Chamber Music Performance Seminar performances.

About the Music Hall at Cleveland Public Auditorium

Welcome to the home of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in Cleveland! Music Hall at Cleveland Public Auditorium is located within the Cleveland Convention Center, and serves as host to various performing arts shows, from music to dance to stage shows. The facility was constructed in 1922 in the "grand opera" tradition and Italian Renaissance style. In addition to the 3,000-seat Music Hall theater, the complex features a large exhibition space as well as a 10,000-seat auditorium and 600-seat Little Theater.

Cleveland Ballet Partnerships: En Pointe Danse and Cuyahoga Falls Dance Center

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Cleveland children.

En Pointe Danse’s goal is to provide students with a strong technical foundation in ballet, and other dance forms, while encouraging a joy for dancing that they will take with them wherever they go. Students at En Pointe Danse should be able to apply the lessons learned in dance, such as discipline, perseverance, creative thinking and a developed sense of physical well-being, to the rest of their lives. The studio also promotes the growth of its students’ self-confidence, self-expression, and their ability to thrive in a performance setting. 

Cuyahoga Falls Dance Center strives to foster self-confidence, physical fitness, and artistic expression within its students. Students work hard, accept corrections gracefully, feel beautiful, and challenge themselves to move to music. The studio witnesses its students’ personal growth as they learn to interact with one another with courtesy and respect. Students are encouraged to give back to the community that has supported their endeavors and to become role models of accomplishments and integrity. Above all, the studio is a joyful place where its students smile, laugh, have fun and encourage one another.