This year’s production of The Nutcracker featured two guest Sugar Plum Fairies who are both native Southern Californians, Erin Rivera-Brennand and Joy Womack.
Joy Womack began her ballet training with Westside School of Ballet before continuing on with the Bolshoi Academy in Moscow. Miss Womack is now the first American female dancer to ever be accepted into the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet. We are thrilled that she returned to us this holiday season to perform. Watch Joy practice and interview.
Erin Rivera-Brennand, who has been a professional ballerina with Texas Ballet Theater and Los Angeles Ballet, graced our stage in 2006 when she performed the role of Princess Aurora in our full-length production of Sleeping Beauty to sold-out audiences. Miss Rivera-Brennand has been part of the Westside Ballet family for many years and we were honored to have her perform with us again this year.