Sugar Plums Dazzled!

December 10, 2012 Archive

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!

December 10, 2012 Archive

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

October 10, 2012 Archive

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

October 9, 2012 Archive

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

February 18, 2012 Archive

Save Saturday, May 12 for the date of Westside Ballet’s annual Spring Performance. A matinee and evening performance are planned, at the Smothers Theater on the Pepperdine campus in Malibu.

Yvonne in L.A. Times

February 18, 2012 Archive

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

Pointe Magazine features Westside

February 18, 2012 Archive

The October/November issue of Pointe Magazine featured Westside Ballet as one of seven ballet studios across the country “cultivating top talent.” Read the story on-line, pick up a copy of the print edition, or see the PDF provided to us by the magazine.

Find us on Facebook

February 18, 2012 Uncategorized

Both the Westside School of Ballet and the Westside Ballet Company now have Facebook pages. Click here for the Company page, which focuses on the Company performances: The Nutcracker and the Spring Performance. Click here for the School page, which focuses on the teachers and classes, and links to interesting blog postings about dance.

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