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 Anna Trofimova arrives in Houston on September 29 at 2:00 pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!
Ballerina Anna Trofimova will audition and rehearse children ages 6 to 17 years with at least 1 year of ballet training. 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 METdance 2808 Caroline, Houston, TX 77004 . Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions
The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Saturday, December 29, 7:00 pm at Smart Financial Center at Sugar Land.
Houston Metropolitan Dance Center, Inc. or METdance is a 501(c) non-profit organization with a mission to enhance the quality of life for individuals and society through the instruction and the performance of dance. METdance is a multi-functional dance organization that excels at entertaining and captivating audiences, instilling a passion and excitement for dance in its students, training the talented youth of Houston and preparing them for careers in dance performance, and inspiring children through the art of dance. For the past 20 years, METdance has been dedicated to enriching the communities of Houston while developing a nationally recognized concert dance company. Through its Founder and Executive Director, Michelle Smith, Artistic Director, Marlana Doyle, and Associate Director, Joe Celej, METdance has become a leader in diversity and vitality of arts presentation and instruction, and aims to continue serving the populace of Houston as well as representing the City of Houston and its dance community across the nation and abroad.