Yvonne Mounsey, Founder
Santa Monica, California
Founded by Yvonne Mounsey more than 40 years ago, the Westside Ballet of Santa Monica is a pre-professional ballet company which provides young dancers the performance opportunities that are vital to their artistic growth.
The performance preparations and presentations also develop a sense of discipline, teamwork and commitment in the dancers which remains with them throughout their lives.Learn more about Project RELEVÉ | Raising the Barre: an opportunity to support the programs of Westside Ballet of Santa Monica
Among its many enduring achievements, Westside Ballet has come to nurture dance in the community with affordable, accessible performances. The company introduces dance to disadvantaged youth by providing complimentary tickets to performances, and also offers reduced-ticket prices to many other youth groups.
Westside Ballet of Santa Monica is proud of its annual traditional production of The Nutcracker and a Spring Showcase that includes a variety of classical, neoclassical and original works.
Please note: The name Westside Ballet is used informally to refer to two separate organizations: Westside Ballet of Santa Monica, a non-profit 501(c)3, and Westside School of Ballet. Allegra Clegg is director of both the company and the school, but they are separate entities legally and financially.
Francine Kessler Lavac
Allegra Clegg, CEO & President
Judith Meister, 1st Vice-President
Caprice Walker, 2nd Vice-President
Marisa Rooke, Secretary
Tina Wilson, CFO & Treasurer
Marisa Rooke, President
Marty Smith, Vice President
Tina Wilson, Treasurer
Jennifer Dorame, Secretary
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Westside Ballet of Santa Monica
c/o Westside Ballet Guild
1709 Stewart Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404