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 North Charleston on August 25 at 11:30 am to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!
Anna 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 Ballet Academy of Charleston. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions
The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker on Saturday, December 8, 3:00 pm, matinee and 7:00 pm at North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center
Ballet Academy of Charleston was founded in 1993 by Mara Meir. Hundreds of children and adults in the greater Charleston area have been taught classical ballet in this small but serious ballet school. The regimentation and discipline of classical ballet training taught at this Ballet Academy should give students new poise, maturity, grace and awareness of the body as well as education into the world and history of ballet - and the joy that being a part of music and dance can bring. The school presents no recitals in order to dedicate total class time to learning and improving basic and advanced techniques and skills. Progression through graded classes is based solely on the ability of the student to master the techniques taught at each level as well as having the physical and emotional development necessary for a responsible learning process.