YVONNE MOUNSEY, FOUNDER
Santa Monica, California
Phone: (310) 828-2018
Tiler Peck and Robbie Fairchild have confirmed they will again teach in our Summer Program, July 21-24! Tyler and Robbie are both principal dancers in the New York City Ballet, and we are looking forward to their return engagement with us.
We’re pleased to announce that Joy Womack, Principal Ballerina with the Kremlin Ballet Theatre, will be teaching Level 6/7 Students during our Summer Program from July 14 – 18.
We now have a Free App for the iPhone! Go to the App store 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 email@example.com. We’d welcome your feedback.
DVDs of the May 18th Spring Performance will be available at $40 each until June 2nd; $50 for orders received after June 2nd. Download the order form here.
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.
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.
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Be sure to consult our email of June 18th for a few changes to Adult classes schedule, effective June 23rd.
Attend Summer Classes for the entire 6-week session, or by the day or the class. If you are out of town or busy part of the 6 weeks, you can create a schedule that works for your family.Boys-Only Classes Expand on Saturdays: Now With 2 Levels! read more. Other Classes Are Available, taught in our studios by teachers who are independent of WSB. See schedule. Ballet in Cinema La Bayadere, La Fille Mal Gardee, Giselle, and many more in our local theatres. Check out Ballet in Cinema’s website.