Brighton Ballet Theater / School of Russian Ballet is Looking for the Next Great Dancing Star.

BBT/School of Russian Ballet announces Auditions for its Nutcracker Season, 2007. Free Auditions will be held Saturday, September 29th in Brooklyn, New York. A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available.
By: Brighton Ballet Theater Co., Inc
Aug. 22, 2007 - PRLog -- Brooklyn, New York -- August 23, 2007 --  So you think you can dance? If you are between the ages of 6 and 18 and think you can dance or have been bitten by the theater bug, then Brighton Ballet Theater’s (BBT) production of the Nutcracker is for you.

Free auditions will be held for all those interested Saturday, September 29, 2007 from 3 -6 p.m. at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn.  Those selected to join the cast will be able to participate in the eight performances of “A Winter Fairy Tale,” the holiday ballet based on The Nutcracker during the first two weeks of December.

Brighton Ballet Theater presents "A Winter Fairy Tale" as part of the Annual Children's Theatre Festival at Kingsborough:

School performances:
Tues., Dec 4, Wed., Dec 5, and Thurs., Dec 6, 10:30 a.m.
Tues., Dec 11, Wed., Dec 12, and Thurs., Dec 13, 10:30 a.m.

Public performances:    
Saturday, December 8, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 9, 2:00 p.m.
“All applicants should come prepared to dance,” said Vladimir Lepisko, Coordinator for BBT. “Registration begins 1/2 hour prior to each audition. Candidates are asked to bring a resume and a headshot.”

Free Auditions will be held on the campus of Kingsborough Community College,
2001 Oriental Blvd., in Building T7 - 2nd floor, Room 7211

Audition time:  3:00 – 3:15 PM*

Girls A: (Height:  3’ 10” - 4’ 7”+)
Audition time:  3:15 - 3:45 PM*

Girls B: (Height:  4’ 8” - 5’ 1”+)
Audition time:  3:45 - 4:15 PM*

Girls C: (Height:  5’ 2” minimum)
Audition time:  4:15 - 5:00*

Audition time:  5:00 - 5:45*
Advanced Pointe:  5:45 - 6:00

Created especially for children, "A Winter Fairy Tale" is a charming introduction to ballet and to the timeless tale of The Nutcracker.  In spectacular costumes, dancers from the Brighton Ballet Theater’s professional and junior companies recreate that magical night when a young girl sees the Nutcracker and other toys come to life in her living room.

BBT’s version of the Nutcracker departs from the usual winter fairy tale that is seen in American ballet theatres. “Our performances are highly supported by the New York cultural community,” said Irina Roizin, President of BBT. “This production will portray the beautiful international diversity of New York with dances representing the countries of Spain, Nigeria, China, India, France and Russia. The ballet culminates in the Land of Freedom rather than the traditional Land of Sweets.”

Image courtesy of Brighton Ballet Theater Co., Inc.
Photo by Nancy Opitz


Tickets will be available for purchase from August 20, 2007 by phone, online or in person. For more info visit: or call 718-769-9161.

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BBT is dedicated to providing the highest quality dance education for children and adults. It is a well-established cultural center that has been in existence for 20 years with more than 400 students attending each year. BBT's curriculum includes ballet (Russian method), character dance, modern dance, Latin and ballroom dance, folk dance & hip-hop. BBT provides all children with a unique opportunity to perform full-scale ballets, with costumes and scenery.


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