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 Mariia Skoruk arrives in Grand Junction on October 16 at 4:30pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!
Mariia Skoruk 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 Dance Works, 2586 Patterson Road, Unit 2, Grand Junction, CO 81505. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions
The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Monday, December 10, 7:00 pm, at Avalon Theatre. Buy Tickets.
Dance Works is the Grand Valley’s Premier Dance Studio and is committed to providing quality dance instruction and dance classes with professional standards, at a reasonable price, so all people may benefit from the joy and skills that dance provides. Dance Works was founded in 1980 by Kathryn J. Schulte. Since its conception, the studio has taken pride in providing quality dance instruction and dance classes in the Grand Valley and continues to be the most respected dance studio in Grand Junction. In addition to focusing on dance technique, Dance Works promotes artistic expression, self-confidence, self-discipline, and respect for others. All teachers at Dance Works are well-qualified dance instructors with extensive dance experience. Dance Works also has a variety of non-traditional classes offered through the studio.