Westside Ballet School News

October 28, 2019 Latest News

New Semester Please be sure to read the January newsletter for important information about the new semester. Thank You To All Who Joined Us To Celebrate Yvonne Mounsey’s Centennial! This year our fourth annual fundraising gala moved to June when we celebrated our co-founder Yvonne Mounsey’s 100th birthday and the

Author! Author!

October 24, 2018 Latest News

Our very own Sven Toorvald (aka A.J. Parker) has published the second book in his trilogy, THE CHIP. For more information visit AJParkerbooks.com or Amazon.com. For those who have not had a chance to attend Sven’s classes, here is his schedule: Monday-Friday Adult Intermediate Ballet 9:30am-11:00am Wednesday Adult Intermediate/Advanced Ballet 7:00-8:30pm

Westside Adult Dancers Make a Splash at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

October 8, 2017 Latest News

Choreographed and directed by Rebecca Witjas with nine adult Westside dancers:  Caroline Carter, Vaughan Eells, Ruth Fentroy, Waverley Laksman, Mary Michael Marlo, Linda Sittler, Addie Van Gessel, Tatiana Wills, Mary Jo Wilzig, plus Stage manager Kenne-James Guillory, and media by Torsten Hoff. This small troupe of Westside adult dancers along

Interview with Allegra Clegg

May 28, 2017 Latest News

Allegra discusses our history, our many outreach programs, and the state of dance in Los Angeles in this wonderful interview with VoyageLA.

Todd Lechtick Awarded by Venice Family Clinic

May 25, 2017 Latest News

Westside Ballet’s in-house photographer and loyal Westside supporter Todd Lechtick has received the Etz Chaim-Tree of Life Award of Compassionate Care from the Venice Family Clinic. Todd has been our liaison with the Clinic, which participates in our Outreach Program by introducing ballet to children with complimentary tickets to The

Exciting Array of Guest Teachers

May 1, 2017 Latest News

Our thanks to recent Guest Teachers in 2015-17, whose work with our dancers added immeasurably to their Westside experience: Arkady Nikolaev, Director of Moscow Ballet and teacher of the Stanislovski Method, taught a Master Class for Nader’s Advanced Class in January  and an Advanced Adult Master Class in August, 2017. Francis Veyette & Lauren

We’re Now MindBody Friendly

April 1, 2017 Latest News

We ‘ve recently launched MindBody – new software that allows our patrons to buy coupons and check in to classes remotely. To start an online account, click here. After your account is established, you can buy singles, class series or check in to classes using your computer, your iPhone, iPad or Android

We’re on NPR!

February 1, 2017 Latest News

WSB students and parents were recently included in a KPCC Public Radio story on Ballet Summer Intensives and how the ballet industry is changing. The story aired live on Tuesday, March 11th, but fortunately there is a link for everyone to both read the article, see a slideshow and listen

Free iPhone & Android Apps

May 28, 2016 Latest News

We now have Free Apps for the iPhone and Android! Go to the App store or Google Play and search for “Westside Ballet”. You can scroll down for links to sections of the website, but the class schedules are on the bottom menu bar under “Classes.” We’d welcome your feedback. Email

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