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 Santa Rosa on October 9 at 4:30pm 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 Studio Classical and Contemporary Dance with Tamara Grose, 6445 Redwood Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions
The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Tuesday, December 18, 8:00 pm, at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. Buy Tickets.
Classical and Contemporary Dance with Tamara Grose is a supportive and non-judgmental environment for dance students. The staff at CCD have adapted a teaching philosophy rooted in patience, understanding, guidance and structure using the art of discipline. The style of teaching emphasizes body awareness, alignment, strength, stamina, grace and posture. CCD instructors strive to instill in students the qualities of a dancer and encourage students to use these disciplines in their daily lives. CCD wishes to offer a home away from home for all dancers who spend much of their lives pursuing the art of dance.