Santa Monica, California
CENTENNIAL GALA and SPRING PERFORMANCE
This year’s 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
For nearly fifty years, Westside Ballet of Santa Monica’s Spring Showcase has delighted Los Angeles audiences and served as a premier performance outlet for young ballerinas launching into professional dance careers with major companies around the world.