Celebrating Over 50 Years of Excellence

Spring Performance: Original Ballets

Yvonne Mounsey’s Classical Symphony is in many ways our company’s signature piece. The choreography of Rosemary Valaire, co-director of Westside Ballet from 1967 until her death in 1999, also lives on in our repertory.

Young choreographer Nicole Haskins has already had three pieces included in the Westside Ballet Spring Performance (2003, 2004 and 2005).

The photo below is from the second movement of Classical Symphony.

Classical SymphonyAdieu

Music: John Ireland
Choreography: Nicole Haskins
Year Performed: 2005

Bruch Violin Concerto

Music: Max Bruch
Choreography: Nicole Haskins
Year Performed: 2004

Carmina Burana

Music: Carl Orff
Choreography: Rosemary Valaire
Year Performed: 1999

Classical Symphony

One of our company’s signature pieces, it gently parodies Balanchine ballet conventions – just as Prokofiev’s music parodies the symphonies of Haydn.
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography: Yvonne Mounsey
Year Performed: 2011, 2008, 2006, 2003, 2001, 1998, 1996, 1994 First performed 1972

Corrente Vivace

Premiered at Spring Performance 2006.
Music: Arcangelo Corelli
Choregraphy: Sophie Monat
Year Performed: 2006

Dances from “Faust”

Side girl in “Faust” is often a Westside Ballet dancer’s first role on pointe.
Music: Charles Gounod
Choreography: Yvonne Mounsey
Year Performed: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2005, 2000, 1998, 1995, 1994

Danse

Music: Claude Debussy
Choreography: Rosemary Valaire
Year Performed: 2008, 2003, 1996

Masquerade

Music: Aram Katchaturian
Choreography: Yvonne Mounsey
Year Performed: 2012, 2010, 2006, 2003

Quartet for Eight

The seemingly contradictory title reflects the fact that eight dancers perform to Dvorak’s String Quartet No. 12 in F (“American”).
Music: Antonin Dvorak
Choreography: Rosemary Valaire
Year Performed: 2001, 1995, 1994

Trio

Music: Ludwig van Beethoven
Choreography: Yvonne Mounsey
Year Performed: 2011, 2009

Trio in Eight Forms

Music: Johannes Brahms
Choreography: Nicole Haskins
Year Performed: 2003

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