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 Lethbridge on September 29 at 10:00am 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 Joy's Dance Factory, 243-12 "C" Street North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2M6. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions
The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Thursday, November 15, 7:00 pm, at Enmax Centre. Buy Tickets.
Joy's Dance Factory is a highly regarded dance studio that has operated in Lethbridge for 32 years. The 9,000 square foot facility includes three large studios with sprung floors and plenty of mirrors, 2 costume rooms, change rooms, and reception area. The studio offers a wide range of programs for all ages and instruction in many dance styles. The studio follows the Royal Academy of Dance ballet syllabus, ADAPT tap and jazz syllabus, and the Al Gilbert tap syllabus. These proven programs, delivered by our qualified staff, ensure that our dance students reach their dance goals. Students of the studio have the opportunity to participate in tap, jazz and ballet examinations. We have a large number of students in our festival troupe that compete in various dance festivals in Western Canada and the U.S.A. All classes at Joy’s Dance Factory are instructed by professional, qualified teachers. Instructors have trained in dance for many years and have also studied the art of teaching dance. Class sizes are limited thereby providing the best learning environment for the dance student. Choreography and costuming for dance performances is always age appropriate.