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 Alisa Bolotnikova arrives in Portland on Saturday, August 25 at 10:00am to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!
Ballerina Alisa auditions and rehearses 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 Moscow Ballet Host Studio Drouin Dance Center, 90 Bridge Street, #325 Westbrook, ME 04092. Sign up to audition www.nutcracker.com/auditions .
The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Sunday, December 2, 3:00pm matinee, at State Theatre. Buy Tickets
Drouin Dance Center students range from age one through seventy, and some families have danced with DDC across three generations. Curriculum is written for recreational dancers as well as students aspiring to study dance at an intensive pre-professional level, with all students developing self-esteem and self-discipline. Skilled, professional and high energy instructors constantly continue their own studies of dance and dance education. The studio is proud to be affiliated with the prestigious Dance Masters of America organization. As one of the few schools in the state of Maine that is affiliated and studies with Dance Masters of America, studio instructors are certified by test. Instructors have danced professionally and have strong national dance credentials. Most importantly, they are educators.