Local ballet students called to audition for Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” Wednesday


HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT)  – Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is coming to Evansville 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.

Auditions are Wednesday, October 2, 3:30 p.m., at Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio, The Dance Factory: 315 1st Street, Henderson, KY 42420 and are led by Moscow Ballet ballerina Alisa Bolotnikova.

Auditions are free (although there may be a minimal casting and/or rehearsal fee), hand-sewn costumes are provided, and dress rehearsal is on stage with the Russian company the day of the performance. 

Click here to sign up today.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker will be Thursday, December 12, at 7 p.m., at Old National Events Plaza.  

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(This story was originally published on October 1, 2019)

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