Talent Search Is On For Great Russian Nutcracker and Swan Lake

Tatiana Casian

The Great Russian Nutcracker and Swan Lake is coming to a city near you! Moscow Ballet ballerina Tatiana Casian is among the Russian contingency that will tour the US in search of local youth to dance selected roles in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker and Swan Lake.

Moscow Ballet, known as the longest and largest annual touring company of The Great Russian Nutcracker, offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance for youth across the country to learn from classically trained Russian dancers. Tatiana will tour the country along with fellow Moscow Ballet dancers and teachers to cast talent in the acclaimed Nutcracker Ballet and Swan Lake.

The Great Russian Nutcracker and Swan Lake, each holiday traditions, offer numerous opportunities for young dancers. Dance auditions are being held in dance studios across the country. For a list of dates and studios near you, click here and sign up today!

Tatiana Casian in Swan Lake and in lovely form!

The dance auditions offer the opportunity to learn from Tatiana, Anna, Svetlana and Nataliya dancers in The Great Russian Nutcracker and Swan Lake. Those who attend the dance auditions and are selected will then experience first hand what it’s like to rehearse and be backstage at the professional ballet.

Dance auditions and being backstage at the ballet are second nature to Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker and Swan Lake star Tatiana Casian. She charms audiences each year with her dancing of the athletic Chinese variation in Act II of The Great Russian Nutcracker. For Tatiana, the Nutcracker Ballet and Swan Lake have become holiday traditions all their own. She’s toured throughout the world with these productions and other story ballets such as Giselle and Sleeping Beauty.

Along with her Moscow Ballet solo roles, she also enjoys the dance audition process, touring the US to find the young ballet stars of tomorrow. Nutcracker Ballet and Swan Lake dance auditions offer her the opportunity to see first-hand young protégés, those eager for a life in ballet and who thrill at the opportunity to dance with The Dove of Peace each year.

Tatiana Casian, center, in waltz of the Great Russian Nutcracker

In her free time Tatiana loves to play and dance with her young daughter, maybe the next generation of Russian principal dancers!  In her spare time, not only does Tatiana dance beautiful patterns, she also knits and embroiders intricate Russian patterns for herself and daughter.

Find out more about all 4 Moscow Ballet audition teachers for The Great Russian Nutcracker and Swan Lake here. For a list of participating dance studios by state click here.

Tickets are now on sale for Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in most cities and start at $27.50. Buy tickets online at www.nutcracker.com or call Ticketmaster 800.745.3000 and ask for a performance near you.