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 Olena Pedan arrives in Great Falls on October 2 at 4:30pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!
Olena Pedan 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, Live 2 Dance Studio, 1108 9th Street South, Great Falls, MT 59405. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions
The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Sunday, November 18, 5:00 pm, at Mansfield Center Theater. Buy Tickets.
Live 2 Dance Studio offers Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Hip-Hop classes for children of all ages. There are classes for dancers who just love to dance and classes for dancers who want to compete with their dancing. Classes run from September to April with a recital at the end of the year. The studio also offers workshops during the summer, and ballroom lessons for adults. Live 2 Dance Studio partners with Beach Body making the studio open to adults who want to work out during the summer.