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Moscow Ballet announces open auditions Oct 26 for local dance students to perform beside 40 pros in Los Angeles



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Dance with Us students perform side-by-side with the pro

Moscow Ballet announces open auditions on Sun, Oct 26, 4:00pm for student dancers ages 7 to 16 years at Beverly Hills Ballerina, 8582 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” Audition Director Mariia Skoruk will be present to select 60 student dancers to perform side-by-side with the professional company of 40 Russian dancers. Students are cast in ancillary roles of Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels, and more. They will perform in the Great Russian at The Wiltern Theatre on Sun, Dec 21, 3:00 & 7:00pm. Moscow Ballet is pleased to work with Beverly Hills Ballerina to make the open audition, rehearsals and performances possible. Applicants must be between 7 and 16 years old, have at least one year of ballet training, dress in dance attire and may bring Pointe shoes. The experience of working and performing with professional ballerinas is often a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring dancers. “The payoff at the end of the rehearsals is the opportunity to be part of Christmas magic, to dance under shimmering lights with award-winning Russian dancers against exquisite hand-painted sets. It’s great for the kids. They get to dance in a professional production,” affirms Margaret Engle of Dance City Productions FL. Register at www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions/sign-up-to-audition . More info: 310-300-4004 or dance@beverlyhillsballerina.com
Mariia Skoruk was awarded “Honorable Mention” at the Fifth Serge Lifar International Ballet Competition in Kiev. She graduated with a Choreographic Teaching Degree from the National Dragomanova Pedagogical University and 2014 is Mariia’s second year as Moscow Ballet Audition Director. At just ten years old she was invited to attend the famous ballet school of the Kiev State Opera and Ballet Theater form which she graduated with a “Diploma of Distinction”
Beverly Hills Ballerina and Dance Academy is located in the heart of Beverly Hills. The Academy offers a variety of dance styles for ages 18 months to 18 years of age in a professional and recreational environment. The highly trained teachers focus on self-esteem and positive reinforcement for young dancers. The studio first teaches the necessary fundamentals for: Classical Ballet, Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Rhythmic and Dance Gymnastics. Once the building blocks of dance are learned, then the magic, imagination, and expression of dance can truly be developed. Studio programs emphasize self-confidence, fitness, self-awareness, self-expression and performance skills.
Dance with Us offers student dancers personal exposure to Moscow Ballet’s highly skilled dancers and experience with a professional performance, an especially unique opportunity for students in smaller markets. Danville mother Amy Lewis says, “My daughter participated with Moscow Ballet’s Nutcracker production. It [was] a wonderful experience for her. She will never forget taking part in such a special and enjoyable event.” Dance with Us Audition Directors travel to 50+ North American cities in September and October auditioning and rehearsing local children ages 7 to 16 years. Dance with Us is underwritten solely by Moscow Ballet. Partnerships with local dance studios in performance cities are developed by co-producer Mary Gianonne Talmiwho also developed Dance with Us program. Click for more.
Moscow Ballet – In addition to the Great Russian Nutcracker, Moscow Ballet repertory includes classic ballets Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella and more. For over twenty years the company has performed 100 engagements annually in North America including in a majority of the top twenty demographic markets. Moscow Ballet has received critical acclaim from media outlets and was invited to present at 2 National Press Club Newsmaker events. In addition to the public performances, the company’s mission and national platform enables it to share the Russian Vaganova training with over 5000 local dance students annually in the “Dance with Us” program. “New Horizons – A Children’s Program for Life” is an intensive cultural immersion project that benefits thousands of school children and on-going programs Musical Wunderkind, Master Classes and Summer Intensives also touch the lives of many more children and young adults. Moscow Ballet’s partnership with corporations and not-for-profit organizations such as the President’s Challenge Program, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and Capezio over the past 20 years has raised awareness of and revenue for their significant missions and causes. www.moscowballet.com

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