Spring Performance

For over fifty years, Westside Ballet of Santa Monica’s Spring Performance has delighted Los Angeles audiences and served as a premier performance outlet for young dancers launching into professional dance careers with major companies around the world. 


EXCLUSIVE MAY 2021 WORKSHOP PERFORMANCE

This past May, 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. 
 
 

Balanchine’s Donizetti Variations Photo: Todd Lechtick

 

The Spring 2020 Soirée was postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic.

2019 CENTENNIAL GALA and SPRING PERFORMANCE

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.

Serenade                Photo: Todd Lechtick                              Soloist: Renee Spaltenstein

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!

Opening Défilé showcasing the entire company   Photo: Todd Lechtick

Credits: Video by Jay Gianukos, photos by Anne Slattery


View Two Videos of the Westside Ballet of Santa Monica 2017 Spring Showcase:
 

Behind the Scenes: Flash Footage from Drew Roublick on Vimeo.

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