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Sugar Plums Dazzled!
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
Thanks for an Amazing Weekend!
WSB’s The Nutcracker was everything we all worked so hard to create. Once again we entered the magical world of sugar plum fairies and toy soldiers at the beautiful Wadsworth Theater in Brentwood. See more spectacular photos of the 2012 production of The Nutcracker in our Gallery. Read more…
A Message from Yvonne’s daughter, Allegra
Dear Westside Ballet Family, Thank you all so much for the outpouring of sympathy, support and remembrances this week as we grieve the loss of my beloved mother, Yvonne Mounsey. I want you to know how much she loved and treasured all of you – her dancers and families through every generation. It
In Memoriam: Yvonne Mounsey
It is with great sadness that Westside Ballet announces the death of Yvonne Mounsey, founder of Westside Ballet. With a ballet career encompassing more than eight decades, she touched the lives of thousands through her dancing, her choreography, her teaching, and the example she set of a life well-lived. We
Spring Performance Date Set
Yvonne in L.A. Times
Westside Ballet director Yvonne Mounsey is featured in a Dec. 2 story in the Calendar section of the Los Angeles Times. “Yvonne Mounsey leads Westside Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker‘” opens at a rehearsal of the Act I party scene. In the course of the story, Yvonne explains why performance opportunities are