Missoula and area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on Saturday, May 19, 11:00 am for Moscow Ballet at Host Studio Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre. The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.
Successful auditionees perform side-by-side with the Moscow Ballet company in the Great Russian Nutcracker in roles that were created exclusively for their age and skill levels such as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens and more. The young dancers will also experience rehearsals with the Russian company. This is often a once-in-a-lifetime experience for aspiring young dancers. The Dance-with-Us program is in its 25th year of auditioning and rehearsing student dancers in each tour city to perform with the professional company. Auditions are free, there may be a casting fee. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions.
The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Tuesday, November 6, 7:00 pm, at Dennison Theatre. Find Tickets here www.nutcracker.com/your-city.
Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre School opened in 1998. Charlene Campbell Carey is the Artistic Director of the school and the Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre Compay. The school’s integrated approach to dance brings students into the world of dance through a variety of explorations that actively engage them in perception, research, reflection, and discussion. The curriculum develops students in discerning and strengthening basic proficiencies developing skills of analysis, abstract thinking, interpretation and problem-solving that are as relevant to studying dance work as to analyzing a work of literature or exploring physics. The curriculum includes ballet, pointe, contemporary, jazz, tap, pre-ballet, and creative movement. The past four years, RMBT has produced a global cultural exchange called BALLET BEYOND BORDERS which is a 4 day festival that includes a dance challenge, film festival and diplomacy conference in Missoula, MT. The topic of the week is the role of the arts in human communication. Dancers, jury members and teachers from around the world convene to explore the changing landscape of our global dance art form.