Santa Monica, California
2021 Workshop Performance
In May 2021, Westside Ballet continued to honor world-renowned choreographer George Balanchine––alongside a wealth of other gifted classical musicians, choreographers, and dancers––with an exclusive Spring workshop black box performance in the upgraded Studio 6. The workshop performances were held exclusively for friends and family of the performance company. In addition, a handful of sponsors and donors were invited to a VIP preview dress rehearsal experience. Highlights included pieces from beloved classics including Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Giselle and Don Quixote. Also included were the Westside Ballet premieres of excerpts from Balanchine’s Donizetti Variations and Sylvia Pas de Deux.
The Spring 2020 Soirée was postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic.
2019 Centennial Gala
The 2019 Spring Performance on Sunday, June 9 followed our fourth annual fundraising gala on Saturday, June 8 when we celebrated our co-founder Yvonne Mounsey’s 100th birthday and the contributions of the Sassounian Family and The Huntley Beach Hotel.
On June 9th all our dancers took the stage for the Spring Performance which not only included Balanchine’s Serenade and Yvonne Mounsey’s signature ballet Classical Symphony, but Yvonne’s charming ballets Dances from Faust and Ecossaises, Caprice Walker’s striking Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra featuring Westside’s youngest dancers, and resident Jazz Director Michele Bachar’s decadent Cabaret!
Credits: Video by Jay Gianukos, photos by Anne Slattery