Children, teens wanted for Moscow Ballet production of "Nutcracker"

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 | 3:22 p.m. CDT; updated 3:26 p.m. CDT, Thursday, October 9, 2008

The phone number to call for information on the auditions has been corrected.

COLUMBIA — Moscow Ballet will hold open auditions at 10 a.m. Saturday  for its production of "Great Russian Nutcracker." Auditions will be held at Columbia Dance Academy, Suite 1031,  4250 E. Broadway.

A minimum of one year of dance experience is required, and applicants must be between 7 and 18 years old. Point shoes and comfortable dance attire are necessary for the audition.


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"Great Russian Nutcracker" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts.

There are no height limitations for dancers, and the auditions will be conducted by Ruslana Apreleva, a soloist for Moscow Ballet.

For more information, call dance coordinator Jeanne Szkolka at 817-0486. Audition forms are available online at

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Kirstin Frosheiser October 8, 2009 | 3:39 p.m.

Hi Jeanne,

It's Kirstin Frosheiser from back in the day when you were with Pete early on. I see you guys got married and had kids! I'm happy for you. I looked for you guys on facebook, cause I was hoping we could be friends, but I can't find you anywhere, except on the web about dancing. Anyway, hope life is treating you well, and have a great day! Hope your Nutcracker Suite goes off without a hitch!!!!!

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