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 Los Angeles on Saturday, October 20 at 11:30am and Sunday, October 21 at 1:30pm 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 Studios. Dancers may attend whichever audition is most convenient. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions.
Saturday, October 20 at 11:30am
Los Angeles Dance Academy
15255 Ventura Blvd., Annex 3, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Sunday, October 21 at 1:30pm
Sherman Oaks Dance Academy
14622 Ventura Blvd., Ste 204, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Friday, December 14, 7:00 pm, and Saturday, December 15, 1pm matinee and 5pm, at Wiltern Theatre. Buy Tickets.
Los Angeles Dance Academy “LADA” is a community of like-minded individuals with deep love for the performing arts. The versatile teaching staff brings professionalism and fun to each class no matter the age or level. The studio goal is to cultivate a nurturing environment for student dancers to create, perform, and inspire each other. The studio promotes a positive and safe atmosphere for students to build self-confidence and reach new levels in their artistry. There is no greater joy than to see dancers grow their repertoire from year to year. Los Angeles Dance Academy aims to create a supportive community for dancers to train and become educated in all dance styles and teaches students to be positive. The studio also promotes diverse training from ballet to hip hop and everything in between. “Love All, Dance All”
Sherman Oaks Dance Academy specializes in children's dance focusing on proper dance technique and curriculum in a creative and safe environment. Students are offered a variety of class options from classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap and hip-hip to musical theatre. While following strong fundamentals when learning a dance, students are encouraged to express themselves through their movement and to explore their own artistry. The studio believes that children who dance develop confidence and an appreciation toward dedication, and that they will continue to carry that with them throughout their lives. The studio serves Sherman Oaks, Encino, Beverly Hills, Tarzana, North Hollywood, Van Nuys, and Los Angeles communities. (Photo by Nathan Morgan)