1500 ANGELS: Save Our Studio!

A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove. But the world may be different, because I was important in the life of a child. —Forest Witcraft 
 

There has never been a more important time to contribute to our legacy.

Westside School of Ballet is Los Angeles’ most successful ballet academy. Founded by Yvonne Mounsey and Rosemary Valaire in 1967, the school has been a touchstone for countless children and adult dancers for over 54 years.

During this unprecedented time, we need each and every one of you to help save this incredible institution.

Launched in March during the first shutdown, the Crisis Relief Fund serves to keep the school and studios from closing permanently, whilst operating on a skeleton staff. Currently, there are limited online offerings and outside classes running at 25% occupancy. Donations will enable Westside to harness the latest technology enabling them to provide even more virtual instruction to adults and children. All donations to the fund will go directly to sustaining Westside Ballet’s extraordinary team of dancers, artistic and support staff. 

The fund has raised an astounding $170,000 – recently surpassing their original goal of $150,000. The ‘Ask’ to the community has since been raised to $250,000 – as the original amount was set to cover losses during the first three months of shutdown and the subsequent expectant few months of limited studio classes. As the pandemic is spiking and Westside Ballet is now in their eight month of limited access to studios, utilizing an outdoor dance space and online Zoom classes, the Board of Directors voted to increase the Crisis Relief amount requested, to further ensure the school, in it’s 53rd year, will be poised to weather the uncertainty of the pandemic and offer the legendary instruction Westside Ballet has become known for for years to come.  

1500 ANGELS For 100 Fund 

Our 1500 Angels campaign is an inspirational effort to Save Our Studio. We are asking for your contribution of just $100 a month over the next few months, until we are operating at full capacity again.

Become an Angel NOW and contribute what you can to save this legacy school that has been so terribly impacted by the stay-at-home orders! 

GoFundMe**

You can donate via GoFundMe using PayPal or a credit/debit card:

GoFundMe: 1500 Angels to Save Westside School of Ballet

PayPal

To make a tax deductible donation to our nonprofit company, Westside Ballet, please donate via PayPal:

Westside Ballet PayPal

Square

Tax deductible donations and purchases from Westside Ballet’s Winter Wonderland Online Boutique can also be made via Square. All proceeds from the Boutique go towards the Crisis Relief Fund:

Westside Ballet Square

MindBody**

You can make a contribution through your MindBody account. If you would like to set up recurring payments, please email mail@westsideballet.com and you will be contacted by a staff person to help set that up.

CLICK HERE to log in to your account.

All registered students have a MindBody account, generated by our staff. If you have not personally accessed your account before, please visit the following link for instructions:

MindBody Instructions

Venmo**

Contribute to our Venmo account @westsideballet.

Check**

You may also mail a check made payable to Westside Academy of Dance.

Please send the check to:

Westside Academy of Dance
1709 Stewart Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

**Please note: This is a contribution to Westside School of Ballet and is not a tax deductible donation.

HONOR ROLL OF ANGELS (thru 11/25/20)

Please scroll to see the full list of contributors.

HONOR ROLL OF ANGELS (thru 11/25/20)

Elizabeth Abarbanel

Jay Abarbanel

Michelle Abbott

Laura Abruscato

Robyn Abzug

Zahra Aghajan

Flavia Amon

Lisa Al-Anbari

Susan Alexander

Stephanie Allen

Larue Anderson

Mackenzie Anderson

Anonymous (29)

Fay Arfa

Elissa Ashwood

Tessa Auberjonois

Debbie Avery

Michele Bachar Mendicelli

Yvonne Bachar

Aimee Bakhshandehpour

Mary Balzer

Erika Bandy

Barak Ballet

Mohammed Barakat

Lara Barharlo

Caroline Batzdorf

Joan Bayley

Dale Beck

Sarah Beers

Connie Bell

Fiona Bell

Jeff Bell and Trish Blessing

Richard Bell

Jo Anne Bell

Molly Bendal

Kerry Bennett

Mawra Bernstein

Jonathan Berzer

Kim Blank

Olive Blessing

Denise Block

Jodi Blumstein

Alexandra Bogdanovich

Danielle Bonder

Trevor Booker

Kelly Boston

Lora Braun

Mary Jo Braun

Athena Bressel-Garrett

Lori Brody

Janet Brown

Renna Brown-Thaler

Loree Bryer

Victoria Brynner

Su Jen Buchheim

Margaret Buchheit

John Burke

Susan G. Butala

Christopher Camp

Lori Camparo

Heather Campbell

Lynne Campion

Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation – corporate match

Andrea Cataldo

Veronica Caudillo

Ronnie Cavalluzzi

Barbara Chase

Tiffany Chau

Cathy Chazan

Alex Chazanas

Sheila Chen Lawrence

Pauline Cheng

Suzanne Childs

Patty Chung

Stephanie Clemens

Dean Cleverdon

Isabella Coben

Susan Cole

Francis Collins

Thubten Comerford

Michelle Cooper

Dawn Cornett

Susannah Cotrone

Ayisha Cravotta

Leonard Crofoot

Marlene Crosby

Heather Curran Fulkerth

Cecilia Dangcil

Mel Dangcil

Peggy Danielson

Yvette Davies

Francesca Davis

Jessica Davis

Lisa & Larry Davis

Camelia Davtyan

Kiva Dawson

Annelie De Fazio

Amanda De Jesus

Alexis Del Vecchio

Krista Desens

Beth De Woody

Janet Diamond

Margie Dickens

Terry Dokman

Wendy Donnelly

Mark Douglas

Sydney Douglas

Laurie Doyle

Terri Ann Driggs

Carla Drisdom

Matthew Duling

Meleana Dunn

Naila Elfarra

Dara Epstein

Cynthia Erb

Bora Erdos

Florene Erman

Daniella Escobar

Mary Estrada

Caron Eule

Emanuel Everheart

Kellyann Everly

Wendy Falivena

Angela Falivena-Vennes

Alexa Fallica

Joan Farrell

Beth Farrelly

Meme Fehmers

Julie Feiner

Ruth Fentroy

Eddie Ferrer

Vince Filippone

Robin Fleck

Angie Flynn

Stephanie Franklin

MaryJo Frazier

Marsha Freedland

Ronny Frishman

Erin Froschle

Genevieve Gagnon

Andrew Galambos

Kathy Galan

Michael Galas

Nancy Galvan

Terri Gans

Kaylene Garcia

Skye Garcia

Marie Veronica Gashu

Michael Guttentag

Aimee Gaudio

Crystal Gaudio

Jason Gaudio

Lynn Gephardt

Assieh Ghassemi

Karen Ginsberg

Jeannette Godoy

GoFundMe.org

Arza Goldstein

Horatio Gomez

Mary Gomez

Purvi Goradia

George Goy & Cheryl Scaccio

Deidre Grawl

Debra Greenfield

Margie Greenwald

Sybil Grieb

Sylvia Grieb

Ashley Griffin

Nancy Griffin

Stephen Grynberg & Susan Winfield

Yingxve Gu

Yoshima Gurwell

Michael Guttentag

Amy Haley

Clark Hamm

Stella Hanley

In Memory of Bill and Odile Harley

Martine Harley

Susan Harris

Harrison Family

Heather Hart

Yael Hartstein

Jackie Hawkins

Heather Hayward

Joy Hayward

Jiselle Henderkott Calazans

Amanda Henninger

Jody Herman

Sally Herrera

Tom Hershey

Daren Hicks

Julia Hillary

Emily Hite

Heather Hobbs van Schaik

Abe Hoffing

Leslie Holloway

Emma Holter

Tosh Honda

Eileen Horowitz

Brianna & Jason Hoskins

Ali Howell

Kelly Howze

Amy Hruby

Robert Hunter

Hedy Hutcheson

Sue Hutchinson

Elizabeth Ingram

Cristian Teodor Ionescu

Liliana Isella

Nina Jackson

Sheila Jackson

Else Jacobson

Nina Jackson

Jeanne Jacobson

Jasmine Jaffe

Nancy Jean

Jennifer Jesswein

Janina Jiang

Ellie Johnson

Erika Johnson

Jasmin Johnson

John K. Jones

Sarah Kaner

Risa Kaplowitz

Simona Karayev

Yanlin Kaye

Sean Kelly

Thomas Keniston

Francine Kessler Lavac

Amy Kidd

Kelly Kimball

Tracy Kinell

Coley King &Yanina Queen

Katherine King Oberlin

Maurice King

Daphne Kingma

Susan Kinney

Joli Kishi

Barbara Jo Klein

Coco and Frans Klinkenberg

Ann Knight-Schwartzman

Koch Family

David Komhaber

Yukino Konishi

Samara Koseff

Saria Kraft

Sofya Krasnyanskaya

Kelly Kubin

Sally Kutsunai

Karen Lacro

Ingridfaye Laman

Laura Lambuth

Alexis Landau

Laurie Langdon

Sheeva Lapeyre

Mikaela Larkin

Gail Laskowski

David Lawrence

Daisy Lea

Todd Lechtick

Carol Lee

Tina Lee

Adam Lerner

Michael Levy

Lisa Lewis

Kathy Li

Michele Lieberman

Tzengshwu Lieu

Victoria Lindsley

Zoya Litovskaya

Janeen Locker

Julie Lofrano

James Logan

Leon Logvinsky

Kathryn Long

Martha Long

Theresa Longo

Ruth Loomis

Jenny Lord

Leslie Ann Loughlin

Derek Loughrah

Kim Lowe

Savannah Lowery

Siobhan Lucey

Jieying Luo

Lyft

Jennifer Lynch

Rainer & Miriam Mack

Michele Macklin

Susan Maddela

Liz Maiello

Lisa Makowski

Liz Maiello

Mary Maloney

Pat Maloney

Luigia Martelloni

Andrea Martin

Yuka Matsuyama

Julie May

Patrick & Nancy McCabe

Natasha McCaffrey

Lara McCarthy

David McGhee

Kerry Lyn McKissick

Jeannie McNamara

Judith Meister

Karen Millet

Mary Michael Marlo

Katya Michaels

Dave Minarski

Adrian Mitchell

Laura Mitchell (Wilde)

Lucinda Mittleman

Donna Mo

Sophie Monat

Nan Morales

Laura Morgan Lambuth

Christine Morton

Anahita Moshfegh-Ross

Diane Moss

MSC Service Company

Debra Mulvaney

NBV Productions

Carrie Nedrow

Deb Nelson

Margaret Nevins

Molly Novack

Kartherine King Oberlin

Annette Okamura

Kim Okamura

Harper Olmon

Karin Olson

Andrea Ordin

Victoria Ordin

Sandra Organ

Junko Osao-Choy

Susan Painter

Nancy Paradis

Julie Pearl

Lynne Pedersen

Maria Pena

Susanne Pepa Spaltenstein

Rudy Perez

Dustin Peterson

Suzanne Petrossian

Maggie Phillips Gerla

Nancy Pierandozzi

Andrea Pimienta

Ilona Pociunas

Kathleen Podegracz

Elaine and Joel Polachek

Leslie Porter

Anastasia Puglisi

Nanette Puglisi

Brian Purchia

Micah Quist

Stephanie Rasband

Linda Rasmussen

Karynn Raz

Lisa Rees

David Renaud

Alexander Rivas, Jr.

Stephen Rivkin

Karen Roberts

Christie Rocha

Stephanie Rohletter

Jane Romney

Margery Rosen

Lee Rosenthal

Marcy Ross

Christine Roum

Laura Roveda

Runbox

Leigh Ryback

Marcia Ryken

Amy Saak

Matthew Saak and Silvia Rios

Karen Safrit

Dorna Sakurai

Robin Saxton

Amanda Schachter

Joyce Schneider

Laurie Schur

Marcie Scranton

Regina Sears

Jessica Seaton

Ruth Shari

Madelyn Shaughnessy

Laurie Shearing

Jan Sheehan

Amy Shelhorne

Patricia Shepherd

Robin Shoob

Ian Silverstein

Ethan Simon

Julie Singer

Suzanne Singh

Ann Slattery

Judith Slattery

Jeff Slayton

Mary Sloan

Donna Smith

Faye Smith

Marty Smith

Jewels Solheim-Roe

Margaret Solow

Birgitte Sorensen

Melissa Spagnuolo

Chantal Spanicciati

Donna Speckman

Livia Squires

Marni St Regis

Sarah Starr

Jane Staugus

Elizabeth Stearns

Angela Stedman

Sharon Steiglitz

Sarah Steinberg

Anna Stephan

Chloe Stephan

Frank & Diana Stephan

Barbara Stinchfield

Mark Stone

Pamela Suchman

Eugene Sullivan III

Judith Swanson Rushlow

Nova Tahvildaran Jesswein

Richard Tahvildaran Jesswein

Zane Tahvildaran Jesswein

Diane Takamine

Karoru Tanaka

Melissa Tapie

Francine Taylor

Michele Terry

Theresa Thomasulo

Andrea Thompson

Rachel Thomson

Stacy Thornton

Sven & Svea Toorvald

Sakura Toyama

Andrea Tracy

Francine Trisolini

Mimi Trisolini

Edward Truitt

JJ Tuan

Susan Tuller

Alison Tunney

Ronni Tunick

Joyce Ulrich

Lisa Urich

Zografoula Vagena

Cookie Valente

Addie Van Gessel

Heather Vargas

Maya Varnell

Ileana Vasquez

Francis Veyette

Dima Volovik

Connie von Briesen-Kamm

Vong Vong

My Vuong

Kelly Wald

Caprice and Alan Walker

Sally Walsh

Holly Watson

Noreen Webb

Julie and Dan Weinbach

Mirabelle Weinbach

Cecelia Weiss

Jolie Whitesell

Susan Willett

Robert Williamson

Alison and Peter Wilson

Karina Wilson

Gail Wingfield

Clay Womack

Marcy Wong

Russell Wong

Severina Wong

Alice Wood

Madge Woods

Justin Yates

Angela Yee

Cathie Zarola

Uri Zeevi

Daniella Zhou

Yardena Zwang-Weissman

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