MOSCOW BALLET USES LOCAL BALLET STUDENTS IN DANCER ROLES
Moscow Ballet Uses Local Ballet Students to Perform in Young Dancer’s Roles. Moscow Ballet comes to Saratoga School of Dance each season to recruit young dancers for its main-stage production of The Great Russian Nutcracker. Young ballet dancers from Saratoga School of Dance and other schools perform alongside the professionals. Ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition for a number of roles, depending on their age and skill level. Typically, dozens of young dancer participate. Roles include Party Children, Small Mice, Snowflakes, Russian Snow Maidens. Auditions are led by the Saratoga School of Dance and a dancer from the Moscow Ballet. One of Moscow Ballet’s dancers teaches the roles at Saratoga School of Dance.
ussian Snow Maidens Backstage
Party Kids Backstage
Getting Final Instructions
The Whole Gang
Before the Show
Snowflakes Backstage and Performance Prep