Santa Monica, California
International superstar ballerina Joy Womack has not one, but two films in the works about her incredible life story becoming the first American to be contracted with the famed Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, Russia.
Former NYCB dancer, alumna and faculty member Melissa Barak, Artistic Director of her contemporary company Barak Ballet, created a short film “Breathe In” which was chosen as a monthly official selection with New York International Film Awards.
International ballet star Tiler Peck gave a Dance Talks via Zoom to support Westside Ballet’s Crisis Relief Fund.
Broadway star and WSB Alumna Ashley Griffin shared her support for Westside by doing a Dance Talks in May.
Alumna Nicole Haskins, acclaimed choreographer formerly with Smuin Ballet, gave a choreographic workshop Dance Talks via Zoom in April.
Molly Novak joins Boston Ballet as an Artist for their 2020-2021 season.
Giorgia Martelloni-Zabriskie joins Balleto di Roma in Italy for their 2020-2021 season. Giorgia also received her Baccalaureate degree from University of Rome in May 2020.
Leslie Parada joins the Miami City Ballet Professional Division for their 2020-2021 season.
Renee Spaltenstein continues with SAB year-round for 2020-2021.
We celebrate our graduating Seniors! Mirabelle Weinbach: Princeton University; Piper St. Regis: Duke University; Rose Abarbanel: Washington University in St. Louis; Olivia Polite and Stefan Goy: University of California Santa Barbara.