Nutcracker Ballet - Los Angeles (CA)

The Wiltern
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 3:00 pm
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 7:00 pm
The Wiltern
Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 5:00 pm

Audition to Dance with Us in Los Angeles October 5-6*

Date: Saturday, October 5, 1:00 p.m.
MB Host Studio: Sherman Oaks Dance Academy: 14622 Ventura Blvd, Ste. #204, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Audition Director: Anna Trofimova

Date: Sunday, October 6, 9:30 a.m.
MB Host Studio: Los Angeles Dance Academy: 15255 Ventura Blvd., Annex 3, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Dance with Us student snowflakesAudition Director: Anna Trofimova

*Dancers only need to attend one audition and may select the date most convenient for them.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is coming to Los Angeles and the company is looking for local ballet students ages 6 to 18 years for children’s roles. Local youth can audition to be Party Children, Small Mice, Snowflakes, Russian Snow Maidens and more roles through Moscow Ballet’s community engagement “Dance with Us” program. Auditions are led by a Moscow BalletDance with Us students' curtain call company member/pedagogue in each performance city this fall. The “Dance with Us” program has brought over 100,000 aspiring ballerinas and ballerinos on stage with the professionals over the past 27 years. Auditions are free (although there may be a casting fee and a minimal rehearsal fee), hand-sewn costumes are provided, and dress rehearsal is on stage with the Russian company the day of the performance.

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The Gift of Christmas Tour Comes to Los Angeles Saturday, Dec. 21 and Sunday, Dec. 22

Moscow Ballet brings the Gift of Christmas Tour to Los Angeles with Great Russian Nutcracker performances bringing holiday magic to life and creating unforgettable memories for all ages. The company performs at The Wiltern on Sat., Dec. 21, 3 p.m. matinee and 7 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 22, 1 p.m. matinee and 5 p.m. 

Moscow Ballet makes Christmas gift giving easy with the holiday performance that delights all ages…from the life-sized Kissy Doll to the fierce, red-eyed Rat King; and the Russian Troika Sleigh bringing Masha through the Snow Forest to the Land of Peace and Harmony which is populated with 10 foot tall dancing puppets, exotic flying birds and dancing couples from the world’s five great heritages.

About Los Angeles's Host Studios

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.

About the Wiltern Theatre

The Wiltern was built in 1931 and designed by architect Stiles O. Clements of Morgan, Walls & Clements, the city's oldest architectural firm. The Wiltern Theatre was originally designed as a vaudeville theater and opened as the Warner Brothers Western Theater.  In 1981, the Wiltern was purchased by developer Wayne Ratkovich who worked with architect Brenda Levin to restore both the theater and the office building to their former glory. After a four-year renovation, the Wiltern Theatre finally opened again to the public on May 1, 1985. Today, the Wiltern hosts live performances and concerts, as well as televised events and has served as a location for several feature films.