Talmi Entertainment: Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is coming to Seattle and the company is looking for local ballet students to fill children’s roles.
Local youth ages 6 to 18 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 Ballet 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.
American Dance Institute: 1240 NE 175th Street, Shoreline, WA 98155 and are led by Moscow Ballet ballerina Anna Trofimova. Sign up today at:www.nutcracker.com/dance.
See Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Thursday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., and Friday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m., at Paramount Theatre. Buy Tickets.
Anna Trofimova studied at the Vadim Pisarev School of Choreographic Mastery at just eight years old. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from the Ukrainian National University of Culture and Arts in 2014 and has performed at the Donetsk National Opera House and Kharkov National Opera House.
At American Dance Institute (ADI) students and parents alike will feel welcome as soon as they walk in the door. Their teachers welcome and support the students and the students also support and welcome one another. No competition, just encouragement. They teach students to compete with their ‘best self’ rather than against others who may have more or less natural ability. Their methods foster inclusiveness and camaraderie, so students willingly try new steps, leaps and lessons without fear of criticism, ridicule and snickering. At ADI, one finds an authentic, welcoming, nurturing studio and school environment; kind, gentle and patient teachers who have the rare “teaching gift,” and consistent quality instruction focused on each student every class. Ask any studio students or parents and they will respond that every child always feels welcome, accepted, appreciated and loved – no exceptions.
Dance-with-Us program is unique to the Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker tours of North America. American Ballet students are invited to audition for, rehearse with and perform with the Russian company in ancillary roles developed specifically for 7 unique skill levels. The roles include: Party Children, Little Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens and in ancillary roles to Variations including Arabian, Spanish, Chinese, French and Russian.
Moscow Ballet – 2019 marks the 27th annual North American tour of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet and more classic Russian ballets. In many tour cities Moscow Ballet implements its signature Community Engagement programs, “Dance with Us,” “New Horizons – A Children’s Program for Life,“ and Musical Wunderkind, engagingAmerican children of all ages and abilities in interactive art experiences.www.moscowballet.com. Principal dancers include Iryna Borysova, recipient of Bronze from Kiev’s International Ballet Competition; Alexandra Elagina noted as “brimful with feeling” byNYTimes Chief Dance Critic Alastair Macaulay; and Natalia Gubanova, graduate of the St Petersburg Vaganova Ballet Academy. Kostyantyn Vinovoy has been named Honored Artist of Ukraine; Sergey Klyatchin, 2017 Gold Prize winner of Italy’s Teatro Greco Festival; Rustem Imangaliyev won Best Arabesque at Russia’s International Ballet Competition in Perm.
Talmi Entertainment – is the exclusive representation for Moscow Ballet’s North American Tour which occurs annually in more than 130 cities, from NYC to LA, and Miami to Calgary. Under Talmi Entertainment management, Moscow Ballet delivers unparalleled Russian artistry in the classic story ballets Great Russian Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Swan Lake and more. Talmi Entertainment was founded by Akiva Talmi; producer, composer and recipient of the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Richard Rodgers, and Leonard Bernstein Awards. www.talmientertainment.com