Youth Auditions for
Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet
The 2019 performance of The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker was a smashing success. They return in 2023 as
Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet!
We are elated to have Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet (formerly Moscow Ballet) return to Seattle in 2023 for their Dance with Us program. American Dance Institute will once again be their host school.
Auditions will be held on Sunday, September 10, 11:00am at the American Dance Institute Shoreline studio, 1240 NE 175th Street, Shoreline, WA 98155.
Please remember that auditions are open to all greater Seattle students having at least one year of ballet training at the time of auditions and be currently enrolled in a local dance school.
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The New York Times Says...
Moscow Ballet: ‘Great Russian Nutcracker’
When Russians are involved, there are bound to be certain advantages: a magnetic sense of theater, along with decent costumes and sets. This “Nutcracker” unfolds at Mayor Stahlbaum’s annual Christmas Eve Ball — a hot ticket, apparently — and features the dancers Ekaterina Bortiakova and Akzhol Mussakhanov in the leads, as well as new set designs by Carl Sprague, who is known for his work in films like “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” His Waltz of the Flowers scene is inspired by the gardens in the Grand Palace of Peterhof in St. Petersburg.
60-100 Seattle dance students will dance with the Moscow Ballet in their Seattle performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker this November.
Behind The Scenes Of Seattle's Cutest Nutcracker Auditions
2017 Seattle area cast members for the Great Russian Nutcracker.
Watch it now:Behind The Scenes Of The Cutest Nutcracker Auditions
Student dancers, boys and girls, ages 6 to 18 years, who have at least one year of ballet training, may audition for ancillary roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker such as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels and more.
The selected children will rehearse at our host dance studio: American Dance Institute, and perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker at Seattle's Paramount Theater.
Los Angeles Times, Lewis Segal, “Christmas cheer...virtuosity...faultless mastery”
New York Times, Chief Dance Critic, “Knockout, brimful with feeling, kids...wide-eyed delight”
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Eric Harrison, “Dazzlingly shows Russian roots, sterling style”
Calgary Herald, Stephen Bonfield, “Technically supreme dancing, opulent, magical moments”