Young Regina ballerinas audition for Moscow Ballet's Nutcracker
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker looking for young dancers to perform in Regina`s November Nutcracker
Some young ballet dancers' big dreams of performing on stage with professional ballerinas could come true in Regina.
Audition directors with the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker are on a cross-continent tour to find young ballerinas to perform as extras in the main show.
On Tuesday, the company held auditions at Class Act Performing Art Studios in Regina.
Audition directors are looking for 60 young dancers to perform in the main show when it arrives in Regina November 19.
Taylor Istace is a ballet dancer hoping for a spot in the show.
"I think it would be really awesome just to work with professional dancers-- just to get sense of what they do everyday. And I think it be really awesome to be with them and kind of get the experience," said Istace Tuesday.
For many, it was a very nerve-racking experience.
"Well im nervous and excited. I hope I'm going to get in. I'm excited-- nervous sometimes. I just want to break out and cry cause there's just so many feelings," said dancer Kendry Bauer.
For others, it comes a little easier. Brayden Clements was selected to be a mouse in the show.
"When I wake up in the morning I don't dance much. I just usually do half of the dance and when I go to dance I usually practice every Wednesday or Monday."
The company is looking for children ages seven to 16-years-old with at least one year of ballet training or more for children older than 10.
The dancers who are chosen will work with the Russian company's 40 travelling dancers one-on-one at dress rehearsals.
There are a number of onstage roles the children can take on including mice and snowflakes.
Student dancers are being selected in about 60 cities across North America.