We’ve Reopened as of June 15, 2020!

    Registration for Semester 2 Now Open! 

    Click HERE to register. 
    Semester 2 – January 18 to June 11

    Westside School of Ballet offers training in classical ballet for all ages and levels of dancers

    Please click below for more information:
    Children’s Year-Round Program
    Adult Classes 
    Covid-19 Protocols

    We need your support! Please consider donating to our 2021 Crisis Relief Campaign and help Save Our Studio and Future Productions. Watch the video below or learn more

    Our Legacy

    Yvonne teaching passé

    Yvonne teaching Upper Division students

    Westside School of Ballet is Los Angeles’ oldest and most successful public ballet school, founded in 1967 by New York City Ballet’s Yvonne Mounsey, and co-founder Rosemary Valaire, Royal Ballet soloist.

    We are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and the development of the student as an artist. Every year since the school’s founding, our students have been awarded scholarships with major ballet company schools and summer programs. This achievement is a result of the exceptional training by teachers with broad experience performing with professional companies all over the world.

    An important part of a student’s training is the study of the classics and the opportunity to perform. For nearly 50 years, Westside Ballet (WSB’s non-profit performing division) has been Southern California’s premiere pre-professional training company, comprising approximately 100 dancers ranging from ages 8 to 18 years.

    Our Alumni have gone on to dance with numerous professional companies, including New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Houston Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet, Sacramento Ballet and Kansas City Ballet.


    Project RELEVÉ gives you an opportunity to support the programs of Westside Ballet of Santa Monica, a pre-professional training company serving the Los Angeles ballet community for over 40 years.

    With support from the dance community and beyond, Westside Ballet is able to produce professional performances, expand its scholarship program, and build partnerships with numerous community organizations to advance the study and appreciation of ballet in Los Angeles. 

    Please consider making a donation to the non-profit Westside Ballet of Santa Monica. Click here to learn more. 

    We gratefully acknowledge the sponsorship of The Huntley, Santa Monica’s legendary hotel, together with the support of:

    • The City of Santa MonicaHuntley Santa Monica Beach
    • Il Forno Trattoria
    • Urth Caffé
    • The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce
    • Santa Monica College
    • Rotary Club of Santa Monica
    • The Los Angeles County Arts Commission
    • Ovation Entertainment

    New to Westside? Our classes are ongoing — join at any time!

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