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MEET THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER SEATTLE-AREA AUDITION DANCERS
The Moscow Ballet is soon expected to announce if it will return to Seattle for two performances at the Paramount Theatre in 2022.
Greater Seattle-area dance students were invited to audition for the production's ancillary roles, including little snowflakes, mice, party children, snow sprites, snow maidens, Spanish, Russian, French, and Chinese dancers.
If Moscow Ballet decides to tour the USA and Canada this year, Seattle auditions were held on in September at American Dance Institute's Shoreline studios.
THE MOSCOW BALLET IS PROUD TO HAVE WELCOMED PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA TO VIEW GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER REHEARSALS.
HIS DAUGHTER, SASHA, WAS A DANCE WITH US BALLET STUDENT IN BETHESDA AT THE STRATHMORE MUSIC CENTER IN 2012 AND 2013.
These local Greater Seattle ballet students were cast in the Moscow Ballet's 2019 Great Russian Nutcracker Performance.
Lynnwood, Greenwood, Greenlake & Ravenna
From left to right; Kaida Murdock-American Dance Institute, Adelle Armstrong-American Dance Institute, Brooklyn Bugler-Emerald City Dance Complex, Jada 'Lizzie' Ryman-American Dance Institute, Bennet Bugler-Emerald City Dance Complex
Lilly Lam-Marysville Performing Arts Studio
Ballard, Phinney Ridge, Greenwood & Mountlake Terrace
From left to right; Annabella Stover-American Dance Institute Greenwood, Ellis Kresser-American Dance Institute Greenwood, Audrey Kostecka-Mountlake Dance Academy, Esme Klinemeier-American Dance Institute Greenwood, Nayeli Galan-Ballard Academy of Music & Dance, Lucy Exnicios-American Dance Institute Greenwood, Lila Exnicios-Pacific Northwest Ballet, Clara Boylan-American Dance Institute Greenwood, Emery Vickers-American Dance Institute Greenwood.
Kirkland & Bellevue
Top: Alexandra Sycheva-Karin Kirkland School of Dance.
Bottom: Anastasiya Ganzha-Karin Kirkland School of Dance.
From left to right; Hadley Gillett-Emerald City Dance Complex, Iris Gillett-Emerald City Dance Complex, Alexandra Alcazar-American Dance Institute Greenwood.
Greenwood, Ballard, Phinney Ridge, Green Lake, Capitol Hill, Denny Blaine, and Magnolia
From left to right; Avery Saliba-American Dance Institute Greenwood, Liivika Mihkels-American Dance Institute Magnolia, Madelyn Saliba-American Dance Institute Greenwood, Juliette Hale-American Dance Institute Magnolia, Audrey Kelley-American Dance Institute Greenwood, Adele Armstrong-American Dance Institute Greenwood, Isla Weber-Exit Space, Carolina Lora Ramirez-Pacific Northwest Ballet, Hazel Donahue-Pacific Northwest Ballet, Mikaela Torres-Pacific Northwest Ballet, Marcus Wei-PNB, Manolya Kutlu-Ballard Academy of Music and Dance, Linnea Mihkels-American Dance Institute Magnolia, Alexa Petersen-Pacific Northwest Ballet, Mia Chang-American Dance Institute Magnolia, Katie Parish-American Dance Institute Greenwood, Lily Kully-All That Dance, Meredith Chen-Exit Space, and Katie Woodside-Pacific Northwest Ballet.
From left to right; Eleanor Cowley-American Dance Institute Magnolia and Marina Seigel-American Dance Institute Greenwood.
Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Edmonds, Lynnwood, North Seattle
From left to right; Cindy Xu-American Dance Institute Shoreline, Audrey Labrum-American Dance Institute Shoreline, Meadow Wasserman-Ballard Academy of Music & Dance, Ella Zeallear-American Dance Institute Shoreline, Caroline Truxillo-American Dance Institute Shoreline, Enya Chen-American Dance Institute Shoreline, Kate Gaydos-Barclay Sheldon Dance Center, Lucia Truxillo-American Dance Institute Shoreline, Leighton Gaydos-Barclay Sheldon Dance Center, Sofi Almacen-American Dance Institute Shoreline, and Eleanor Gaydos-Barclay Sheldon Dance Center.
Kenmore & Bothell
Lara Mann of Rhythm & Soul Dance Studio
From left to right; Izzy Hemstreet, and Gracie Hemstreet-Dance Theater Northwest in Tacoma, Washington.
Anneliese Hallgren of Allegro Dance Studios in Everett
From left to right; Liivika Mihkels, Elara Emery, Grace Desilets, Juliette Hale, Luna Doherty, Linnea Mihkels, Mia Chang, and Katie Parrish. All attend American Dance Institute Magnolia.
Emma Luo of American Dance Institute Greenwood
Skylar Ford of Glass House Dance Studio