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Moscow Ballet Company Holds Wayne 'Nutcracker' Auditions In Hoboken

Moscow Ballet's Alexandra Ansanelli as Princess Aurora and David Makhateli as Prince Florimund in a Royal Ballet production of "Sleeping Beauty."
Moscow Ballet's Alexandra Ansanelli as Princess Aurora and David Makhateli as Prince Florimund in a Royal Ballet production of "Sleeping Beauty." Photo Credit: Wikipedia

WAYNE, N.J. -- Calling local student dancers to audition in Hoboken on Tuesday, Sept. 27 to perform with Moscow Ballet’s Russian Nutcracker in Wayne.

Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Olga Aru will be present at Moscow Ballet’s local Host Dance Studio, Garden Street School of Performing Arts, 1018 Washington St., 2nd Fl., Hoboken to audition dance students from the area.

Student dancers, boys and girls, ages 7 to 17 years, and who have at least one year of ballet training, may audition for ancillary roles such as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels and more.

The auditions are free; there may be a casting fee.

The selected children will perform Thursday, Dec. 8 at William Paterson University Shea Center.

Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” program has brought thousands of student dancers on stage to perform in a professional environment annually for 24 years – a once in a lifetime experience for many children.

“It really brought the idea home that the Great Russian Nutcracker is a wonderful chance for children to be in a full-length production and experience first-hand an authentic classical ballet from this uniquely Russian company of remarkable performers.”

Sign up to audition here.

Performance tickets are at here.

Olga Aru received her degree in ballet and dance pedagogy from Kiev State Ballet College, Ukraine, in 2008. She is a Laureate and award winner of the “Crystal Shoe - Dance Beyond Boards” competition and she performed at the “Mikkeli Ballet Festival” in Finland.

Garden Street School of the Performing Arts is the only comprehensive performing arts school in the Hoboken/Wayne area of New Jersey specializing in educating young children through professional adults.

With departments in dance, theater and music in addition to a contemporary recording studio, Garden Street encourages a multidisciplinary approach to the arts with world class instructors.

Dan and Annie McLoughlin founded the school and they believe in the importance of the arts, not just for those who want to be professional musicians or dancers, but for everyone.

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