The Moscow Ballet company is looking for El Paso and Las Cruces ballet students for the Great Russian Nutcracker coming up in October.

Ballet students will be auditioning for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Romana Dumanska at Host Studios Las Cruces School of Dance and Music and Alamogordo Academy of Ballet.

Interested ballet students must be between the ages of 6-18 years old and will fill the roles of party children, mice, snowflakes, snow maidens and more.

Auditions are open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training and will take place on Saturday, October 14, 11:30 a.m. at the Las Cruces studio located at 1390 North Main St., Las Cruces, NM 88001.

Auditions are free; however there may be a casting fee. To sign up to audition today visit

Performances for the Great Russian Nutcracker will take place on Saturday, December 23, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., along with a Christmas Eve matinee on Sunday, December 24, 12 p.m. at Plaza Theatre

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