Santa Monica, California
Phone: (310) 828-2018
Founded by Yvonne Mounsey more than 40 years ago, the Westside Ballet of Santa Monica is a pre-professional ballet company which provides young dancers the performance opportunities that are vital to their artistic growth.
The performance preparations and presentations also develop a sense of discipline, teamwork and commitment in the dancers which remains with them throughout their lives.
Among its many enduring achievements, Westside Ballet has come to nurture dance in the community with affordable, accessible performances. The company introduces dance to disadvantaged youth by providing complimentary tickets to performances, and also offers reduced-ticket prices to many other youth groups.
Learn more about Project RELEVÉ | Raising the Barre: an opportunity to support the programs of Westside Ballet of Santa Monica
Westside Ballet of Santa Monica is proud of its annual traditional production of The Nutcracker and a Spring Showcase that includes a variety of classical, neoclassical and original works. The Company now comprises approximately 90 dancers, ages 8 to 18.
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Please note: The name Westside Ballet is used informally to refer to two separate organizations: Westside Ballet of Santa Monica, a non-profit 501(c)3, and Westside School of Ballet. Allegra Clegg is director of both the company and the school, but they are separate entities legally and financially.
We gratefully acknowledge the sponsorship of The Huntley Hotel of Santa Monica.
Corporate sponsors receive multiple benefits. See more information about Opportunities to Support WSB (pdf), or contact Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss these opportunities.
(Paypal receipt will show payment being made to YLC Ballet, aka Westside Ballet of Santa Monica.)
…or print the Pledge Form (PDF)
and mail to:
Westside Ballet of Santa Monica
c/o Westside Ballet Guild
1709 Stewart Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Allegra Clegg, CEO & President
Judith Meister, 1st Vice-President
Caprice Walker, 2nd Vice-President
Marisa Rooke, Secretary
Tina Wilson, CFO & Treasurer
Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein, President
Lynn Polite, Secretary
Jewels Solheim-Roe, Vice President, Fundraising
Heather Vargas, Vice President, Finance
Trish Blessing and Julie Weinbach, Vice Presidents, Education
Liz Himelstein Reynolds, Vice President, Hospitality and Membership
Amanda Schachter, Vice President, Productions
Elizabeth Abarbanel and Lynne Campion, Officers-at-Large
Eric Finke, Backstage Dads Liaison
Marty Smith, Board Liaison