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South Bay Ballet, a non-profit organization, provides quality artistic performances to the community as well as outstanding training to young pre-professional dancers. Under the guidance of Artistic Director Diane Lauridsen and Assistant Artistic Director Candice Davis, our mission is to be Southern California%u2019s leading pre-professional ballet company providing the finest in training to our youth as well as performances that inspire and enrich the community.
A student of Lauridsen Ballet Centre and South Bay Ballet senior company member, John-Paul Simoens moves on to perform before a jury of world-renowned dance personalities at the famous Prix de Lausanne competition January 29 to February 4, 2012.
At the close of every season, South Bay Ballet bids farewell to many of its pre-professional dancers. Some embark on collegiate studies while others begin careers as professional dancers. This year is no exception!
Regional Dance America/Pacific association of ballet companies dedicated to the pursuit of excellence through performance, education, networking, and promotion of the art of dance throughout the Pacific Region to hold its annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
South Bay Ballet continues to enhance the local performing arts scene with its 2011 BRAVO! dance concert bringing world-class classical and contemporary ballet to the Southland while cultivating the work of the region's top choreographers fused with emerging talent.
South Bay Ballet's Community Outreach Program has provided free admission to performances to thousands of children and adults through the years and will again open its doors to the final dress rehearsal of The Nutcracker on December 16.
The season of holiday cheer is upon us, and for all the dreams of sugarplum fairies and Christmas magic, there's one story that has brought it all to life onstage for more than a century. The Nutcracker has remained a favorite around the globe and in the Southland audiences will once again marvel at South Bay Ballet's rendition of this timeless production.
Many of South Bay Ballet's dancers have already packed their pointe shoes and stuffed their leotards and tights into a suitcase heading off to summer intensive programs at major dance companies all across the country.