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Press Releases from South Bay Ballet (14 total)

South Bay Ballet’s The Nutcracker Pirouettes into its 10th Season

This year marks the 10th anniversary of South Bay Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker – one of the best things to do in the Southland for the holidays! Dancers who started out as tiny mice in early productions have graduated to bigger roles of the full-length seasonal classic, which shows December 20, 21 and 22 at El Camino College Center for the Arts, Marsee Auditorium. Mayu Odaka, 16, of Redondo

South Bay Ballet Announces Ambitious 2013-2014 Season

South Bay Ballet announces its 2013-2014 season and it’s an ambitious one with the 10th anniversary of The Nutcracker, Bravo! The Classical & Contemporary Ballet Experience and the storybook premiere of Peter Pan. The season opens December 20th with the 10th anniversary celebration of the company’s traditional holiday production of The Nutcracker. March 2014 brings South Bay Ballet’s annual Bravo! dance concert showcasing a range of the work from

Locally Grown South Bay Ballet Closes Successful Season with Cinderella

TORRANCE, CA (May 2012) – Arts enthusiasts can be hard to find in Southern California. Harder still is finding an audience base for ballet. Certainly there are those who snatch-up tickets, and the glamour that comes with, when a world-renowned ballet company makes its way through town. Supporting and nurturing a locally-grown ballet troupe however is a completely different story evidenced by the numerous professional ballet companies

Corps Stars Bring South Bay Ballet’s Nutcracker to Life

(Torrance, CA) If you are one of those who look forward to the holiday season and enjoy the performing arts then more than likely you are not a stranger to the timeless story of The Nutcracker. Performed by ballet companies around the world year in and year out, the account of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince is an enchanting tale enjoyed by theatre-goers of all ages. And

South Bay Ballet’s Kirsten Marshall Enters Ballet Magnificat! Trainee Program

On the heels of fellow dancers, Paul C. Kirk and Regina Park Suh, South Bay Ballet announces Kirsten Marshall has accepted a position with Ballet Magnificat!, the internationally recognized Christian ballet company founded by Kathy and Keith Thibodeaux. Marshall will join the Company’s trainee program this September and will begin intensive technical studies not only in the art of ballet, modern and conditioning, but also courses in anatomy, discipleship/Bible

South Bay Ballet’s Regina Park Suh to Dance with Sacramento Ballet

South Bay Ballet, located in Torrance, California, announces Regina Park Suh has been invited to dance as a guest company member with Sacramento Ballet for the 2011 – 2012 season. During the last two years, Park Suh has trained exclusively with Diane Lauridsen of Lauridsen Ballet Centre and Artistic Director of South Bay Ballet, and during the same time has been a senior company member of South Bay Ballet. Park

South Bay Ballet’s Paul C. Kirk Signs Professional Contract

South Bay Ballet, located in Torrance, California, announces Paul C. Kirk, 19, has landed a professional contract with Oklahoma City Ballet. Kirk signed a 28-week contract as a company dancer and will commence rehearsals this September for the 2011 – 2012 season. South Bay Ballet Artistic Director Diane Lauridsen is especially proud of Kirk on the signing of his first professional contract. “Paul has trained at Lauridsen

South Bay Ballet Dancers Capture Scholarships and Acceptance to Summer Programs

Summer is officially in full-swing when South Bay Ballet’s dancers head-off to summer intensive programs at major dance companies all across the country. As in years past, South Bay Ballet is well represented as its talented youth embark upon a summer full of learning and growing in their chosen art form. Artistic Director Diane Lauridsen is pleased to announce that 51 placements have been awarded to 17 South Bay Ballet

Regional Dance America/Pacific 2011 to be held in Las Vegas May 15 - 18

South Bay Ballet along with Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre will host Regional Dance America/Pacific 2011 Sunday, May 15 through Wednesday, May 18 at The Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The annual festival is expected to draw more than 800 participants including dancers, instructors and observers from 21 member companies in Arizona, California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Utah to study their craft, celebrate achievements and perform works selected by

South Bay Ballet’s Young Men Awarded Scholarships from Petit Oasis Foundation

South Bay Ballet is pleased to announce that 11 of its young male dancers have been awarded scholarships from Petit Oasis Foundation, a private, non-profit organization that provides scholarships to boys living in the vicinity of Los Angeles and Orange County between the ages of eight and 18 years old who strive to be professional ballet dancers. Now in its fifth year, the annual audition was held on January

South Bay Ballet’s 30th Anniversary Season Continues with BRAVO! The Classical …

Heather Gray – Kenneth Walker – Julie Rose Shulman & introducing emerging choreography by Skylar Kolby Burson ONE WEEKEND ONLY! Saturday, March 6, 2010 – 7 pm Sunday, March 7, 2010 – 2 pm James R. Armstrong Theatre Torrance Cultural Arts Center 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance South Bay Ballet’s 30th Anniversary season continues with its annual dance concert BRAVO! The Classical & Contemporary Ballet Experience, an eclectic repertoire from traditional classics to exciting contemporary ballets.

South Bay Ballet's Nutcracker Comes To Life this Holiday Season

TORRANCE, CA – South Bay Ballet’s beloved production of The Nutcracker comes to life this holiday season at the Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College Center for the Arts, December 19 and 20, 2009. This year’s production sparkles with dazzling distinction as it marks the opening of South Bay Ballet’s 30th Anniversary Season! South Bay Ballet’s Nutcracker takes this local company to the grandest place as it rivals

South Bay Ballet's Nutcracker -- An Exemplary Holiday Production

TORRANCE, CA (November 2, 2009) – There are many things that turn a city into a place of distinction. In the Arts, one of the primary points of pride is an exemplary holiday Nutcracker production. That’s exactly what South Bay Ballet delivers annually at the Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College Center for the Arts! This year’s production sparkles with dazzling distinction as it marks the opening

South Bay Ballet Opens 30th Anniversary Season with The Nutcracker

South Bay Ballet’s 30th Anniversary Season will open with its annual production of "The Nutcracker" on December 19th and 20th, at 2 p.m. in the Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College Center for the Arts. Under the direction of Diane Lauridsen, this enchanting ballet’s vibrant costumes, stunning sets by Jenny Tomich, along with the brilliant score of Peter Tchaikovsky, present Clara as a young girl who dreams of becoming

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