Santa Monica, California
A Letter From Allegra Clegg, Executive Director
Westside School of Ballet
In these times of need, we are grateful for your support. If you would like to consider making a donation to help Save Our School, please see information about our fundraising efforts here.
About Westside School of Ballet
Westside School of Ballet is Los Angeles’ oldest and most successful public ballet school, founded in 1967 by New York City Ballet’s Yvonne Mounsey, and co-founder Rosemary Valaire, Royal Ballet soloist.
We are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and the development of the student as an artist. Every year since the school’s founding, our students have been awarded scholarships with major ballet company schools and summer programs. This achievement is a result of the exceptional training by teachers with broad experience performing with professional companies all over the world.
An important part of a student’s training is the study of the classics and the opportunity to perform. For nearly 50 years, Westside Ballet (WSB’s non-profit performing division) has been Southern California’s premiere pre-professional training company, comprising approximately 100 dancers ranging from ages 8 to 18 years.
Our Alumni have gone on to dance with numerous professional companies, including New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Houston Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet, Sacramento Ballet and Kansas City Ballet.
Classes for All Ages and Levels
Westside School of Ballet offers training in classical ballet for all ages and levels of dancers, from Pre-Ballet to adult students. Learn more about our programs of study here:
Please note: The name Westside Ballet is used informally to refer to two separate organizations: Westside Ballet Company, 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 legal and financial entities.