YVONNE MOUNSEY, FOUNDER
Santa Monica, California
Phone: (310) 828-2018
Westside Ballet welcomes home alumnae Joy Womack, Lyrica Blankfein and Lucia Connolly, who will be alternating with current Westside company dancers as the Sugar Plum Fairy! We also welcome visiting guest artist Luke Willis as her Cavalier.
Read more about them and see the dates they will perform. Also, due to popular demand, we’ve added an additional performance on December 18!
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Allegra and Martine want to thank everyone, and update you on some of our accomplishments this year. Read more…
We now have Free Apps for the iPhone and Android! Go to the App store or Google Play and search for “Westside Ballet”. You can scroll down for links to sections of the website, but the class schedules are on the bottom menu bar under “Classes.”
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d welcome your feedback.
WSB students and parents were recently included in a KPCC Public Radio story on Ballet Summer Intensives and how the ballet industry is changing. The story aired live on Tuesday, March 11th, but fortunately there is a link for everyone to both read the article, see a slideshow and listen to the story by KPCC Arts Education Reporter Mary Plummer. If you have trouble with the link, go to ww.kpcc.org, click on news: education: pass/fail blog. Then scroll down to the story “For aspiring ballerinas, summer intensives can provide a leg up.” Westside Ballet thanks Reporter Mary Plummer and Visual Reporter Maya Sugarman.
Alumna Tiler Peck stars in the musical “Little Dancer,” currently at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and headed soon to Broadway.
Tiler brings to life Edgar Degas’ iconic sculpture, “Little Dancer Age Fourteen,” based on the young ballerina Marie van Goethem, as described here in The New York Times.
Special thanks to alumna Melissa Barak and her company, Barak Ballet, for their invitation to the WSB family to attend a recent performance at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. It was spectacular!
Alumna Lyrica Blankfein received the prestigious Mae L. Wien Award, presented to her by Peter Martins on June 3rd at the School of American Ballet workshop gala performance.
Lyrica is the third Westside Ballet alumna to receive the prestigious Mae L. Wien award. Melissa Barak of New York City Ballet and current Director of Barak Ballet was a prior recipient. Andrew Veyette, current Principal of New York City Ballet and guest artist with American Ballet Theater, also received the award.
WSB’s very accomplished alumna Elisabeth Moss, known for her character “Peggy” on the popular and long running AMC series “Madmen”, was featured in an exclusive ABC news interview with Diane Sawyer. Elisabeth spoke about her background at Westside Ballet.
Are you a WSB Alumni? Send your news to email@example.com so we can share!
On Thanksgiving Day there will be two classes only, both free of charge:
Intermediate Ballet w/Sven 9:30am
Advanced Ballet w/Nader 11:00am
The studio will open at 9:00am and close promptly at 1:00pm. All other classes are cancelled for the day. Regular schedule resumes Friday.
All children’s classes are scheduled Monday, Tuesday,Wednesday, Friday & Saturday!
Jenna Elfman recently launched our “Dance Talks” series. It was a great success and we thank Jenna for participating.
Read coverage of the event by The Santa Monica Argonaut.
Nutcracker Tickets Now On Sale
All tickets are $40 and sold online or by phone. Read more.
Note: We have discontinued the single class option except for new students to Westside for their first class.