Our Faculty

Martine Harley, Artistic Director
Caprice Walker, Co-Associate Artistic Director, Lower Division
Francine Kessler Lavac, Co-Associate Artistic Director, Upper Division

Westside School of Ballet is composed of an esteemed faculty with extensive experience in the instruction of ballet and the presentation of its vocabulary. These instructors proudly carry on the heritage, tradition and foundation established by co-founders Yvonne Mounsey and Rosemary Valaire.

Guest Faculty have included:

  • Tiler Peck, Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet
  • Indiana Woodward, Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet
  • Megan Fairchild, Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet
  • Robert Fairchild, Principal Dancer
  • Arkady Nikolaev, Director of Moscow Ballet & Teacher of Stanislavski Method
  • Joan Boada, Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet
  • Sergei Polunin, International Guest Artist, Star of the documentary film, Dancer
  • Monique Meunier, New York City Ballet
  • Lauren Fadeley Veyette, Miami City Ballet
  • Francis Veyette, Pennsylvania Ballet
  • Arturo Fernandez, Ballet Master, Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet
  • Nilas Martins, New York City Ballet
  • Allynne Noelle, Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet, Barak Ballet
  • Joy Womack, Guest Artist
  • Ikolo Griffin, San Francisco Ballet
  • Georgina Pazcoguin, New York City Ballet
  • Savannah Lowery, New York City Ballet
  • Harrison Coll, New York City Ballet
  • Brian Maloney, Royal Ballet

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