Local Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” Friday, October 25 in McAllen

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(Berkshires, MA) October 3, 2019 – Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is coming to McAllen 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 Friday, October 25, 5 p.m., at Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio, Deborah Case Dance Academy: 5240 N. 10th Street, McAllen, TX 78504 and are led by Moscow Ballet ballerina Bogdana Кopiy. 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. Sign up today at www.nutcracker.com/dance.

See Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Sunday, December 29, 5 p.m., at McAllen Performing Arts Center.  Buy Tickets.

Bogdana Кopiy received a Ballet Artist and Dance Educator degree from the historic Lviv National University of Culture and Arts. She continued her studies at Ivan Franko National University where she obtained a Specialist Diploma in Choreography. She loves creating choreography and working with young dancers.

Deborah Case Dance Academy provides safe, sound training that protects the development of the student. Dancers train in Vaganova Russian technique to ensure performance success. They teach dancers physical, intellectual and emotional lifetime skills, and good health habits. Their dancers excel in life beyond the studio. Deborah is recognized by Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as a Woman of Distinction in Arts and Entertainment; and McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s Top 5 Business Award. Deborah received a Russian State Certificate of Vaganova Syllabus teacher training from Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Moscow, Russia. DCDA has a strong track record of placing dancers in dance industries top dance programs, university scholarships and professional dance companies.

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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, engaging American 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 NutcrackerRomeo and JulietSleeping BeautyCinderella, 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

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