Moscow’s Nutcracker x Center Stage
Center Stage is proud to partner with the Moscow Ballet
Center Stage is proud to partner with Moscow Ballet and their “Dance with Us” program for over 16 years!
Auditions for the 2018 season will be held September 8, 2018, and the performance will be held at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on December 16, 2018.
You must be available for rehearsals on September 8-9. Rehearsals will take place on Saturdays. Exact rehearsal dates and times TBD.
This program brings a professional, live ballet performance experience to over 5,000 student dancers in the US and Canada each year, since 1994.
Local student dancers ages 6 to 18 audition and rehearse with Moscow Ballet Audition directors who travel to each town eight weeks before the performance. The auditions are open to student dancers from all studios and are free. (There is a casting fee for participation) Moscow Ballet– 2018 is the company’s 26th consecutive year touring North America.
In addition to the popular Great Russian Nutcracker, company repertory includes classic ballets Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella and more.
Audition Director and Soloist
Ballerina Anna Trofimova was born in 1994 and at just 8 years old she was invited to study at the Vadim Pisarev School of Choreographic Mastery. During her four years there, she took part in the International Ballet Festivals “Grand Pas” and “World Stars Ballet” where she was able to be on the stage with the famous ballet dancers including Ilze Liepa, Nikolay Tsiskaridze, Vladimir Vasiliev, Farukh Ruzimatov, Daniil Simkin, Svetlana Zakharova, Diana Vyshneva, and Vladimir Malakhov! She was accepted at the Ukrainian National University of Culture and Arts in 2012 and in 2014, just two years later, graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree.
She was asked to perform at the Donetsk National Opera House between 2012 and 2014 and, more recently at the Kharkov National Opera House. Since 2016 Anna has held many positions: as Ballet Dancer with the Ukrainian Ballet Theatre, as a teacher at the Lvov Ballet School, as an instructor at the summer choreographic camp “Ballet-Dance” which teaches classic ballet, pointe, technique, stretch and more training. Anna has an extensive repertoire including all of the classics: Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, La Bayadere, Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliette, Le Corsaire, Cinderella and more. Anna has performed in many countries including France, Belgium, Switzerland, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Canada and the USA, Italy, Poland and the Netherlands.