Moscow Ballet
Moscow Ballet
Moscow Ballet
Moscow Ballet


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker is the unique telling of the classic story of Masha (Clara) and her Nutcracker Doll told with true Russian flair. In 2012, Moscow Ballet celebrated its 20th year of touring this performance across North America, and to much critical acclaim! The whimsical fantasy of Moscow Ballet’s Nutcracker is legendary, with the piece firmly enshrined as a Christmas staple for audiences across the USA and in Canada. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's beloved Nutcracker Suite, and Moscow Ballet’s company of 40 Vaganova-trained dancers are the perfect combination for a holiday celebration for all!

The Moscow Ballet in conjunction with Ballet Classique Methusela’s Sara-Lynne Dewar, will be casting 70 dance students between ages seven to young teens in ancillary roles for the Great Russian Nutcracker tour. Student dancers will perform alongside the full corps of Russian dancers.


Auditions are open to all ballet students in the Calgary area

Applicants must have at least two years of ballet experience and be currently enrolled in ballet for Sept. 2018 sessions.

Applicants must be dressed in ballet attire (black leotard and pink tights) – please bring pointe shoes if on pointe. A prepared piece will NOT be needed. There is a $60 casting  fee, also, applicants are asked to bring a headshot of themselves. Applicants will be notified at the audition if they have been selected. Please be prepared to stay after the audition for rehearsal.

2018 Audition Information

Audition Date:  Friday, Sept. 21, 2018

Audition Start Time: 6:00pm

Doors Open: 5:30pm

Location: St. Vladimir’s Cultural Centre - 404 Meredith Rd NE

Rehearsal Instructors: Ms. Sara-Lynne Dewar

Rehearsals are weekly and approx. 1/2 hour in length. Home practice daily is expected.


Friday, November 16th, 2018 at the Jack Singer - Arts Commons at 6:00pm

Rehearsal Schedule

  • Rehearsals will begin immediately following auditions on the Friday.
  • Rehearsal time/length will depend on role cast.
  • Generally rehearsals are 30-45 minutes in length.
  • Rehearsals will be held:
    • Friday 7-9pm
    • Saturday (Sept. 22) 2-7pm
    • Sunday (Sept. 23) 2-7pm

Sign-up Online

Please sign up for audition at
Also, please come early to audition as there is additional paperwork to be filled out.


Please sign up for audition at Also, please come early to audition as there is additional paperwork to be filled out.

For additional information, please contact the Calgary Children’s Dance Co-ordinator with the Moscow Ballet, Ms. Sara-Lynne Dewar at 403 245-4346

Following After The Auditions

The rehearsal schedule will be released depending on roles cast. Please ensure these dates work for your family, as rehearsals are Mandatory.

If your child is cast as a Snowflake; Mouse; Small Duet; Party Kid rehearsals will be Friday evenings.

If your child is cast as a Big Duet or Snowmaiden rehearsals will be Saturday afternoons.

Rehearsals will be held following auditions.  Time of rehearsals is dependent on role cast.  Please keep your calendar flexible these days to accommodate rehearsal times.