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SBA Students Advance And Shine In Recent Competitions

Congratulations to Southland Ballet Academy students Maile Campagna, Silvi Lybbert, Eila Neuroth and Moorea Pike on proceeding to the Preliminary 2 auditions in the Ballet Division of The Music Center's Spotlight 2017.  This competition is open to Southern California High School students and is a scholarship and training program to help blossoming artists excel in their art.  We [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|

Yuan Yuan Tan To Bring Shanghai Students To Southland Ballet Academy

San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer Yuan Yuan Tan will be hosting students from Shanghai, China at Southland Ballet Academy.  On Monday, January 16th traveling students will be attending a class instructed by Ms. Tan and will complete the lesson with performances from current SBA dancers.  She will be signing autographs for the children after the classes and [...]

By | January 16th, 2017|

Spotlight: Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky

We are honored to have Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky as our guest artists for the last week of performances of Festival Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker ballet at The Irvine Barclay Theatre. The husband-and-wife former principal dancers of the American Ballet Theatre are no strangers to the FBT stage. Past guest appearances in FBT shows [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|

Spotlight: Nutcracker Guest Artists from NYC Ballet Sara Mearns and Jared Angle

“We are here to express through movement; to tell a story, to create a magical world for the audience that they will never ever experience again.” – Sara Mearns What a treat! New York City Ballet’s Sara Mearns and Jared Angle will be our guest artists for the December 17th evening - December 18th matinee [...]

By | December 1st, 2016|

Spotlight: Ballet stars Maria Kochetkova and Vitor Luiz Guest in FBT’s The Nutcracker

Maria Kochetkova is considered ballet’s most fashion-forward and social media-savvy prima ballerina. She has built quite the Instagram fan base. Her 157,000 followers enjoy getting a look into her ballet life and her sense of style. Today. Photo @e_tomasson A photo posted by Maria Kochetkova (@balletrusse) on Sep 24, 2016 at 5:13pm PDT Ole ✔️ [...]

By | November 15th, 2016|

Spotlight: Yuan Yuan Tan and Tiit Helimets are Special Guest Artists in The Nutcracker

This December, Orange County will be treated to performances by one of the best ballerinas of this generation – international superstar Yuan Yuan Tan from the San Francisco Ballet. She will be dancing the part of the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker with fellow San Francisco Ballet dancer, the acclaimed Tiit Helimets as the handsome [...]

By | November 3rd, 2016|

How Training at Southland Ballet Academy Prepares One for a Career in Dance

The Southland Ballet Academy is the training ground for the best dancers in Orange County. The Academy is dedicated to excellence in dance training. Since 1983, when the Fountain Valley campus opened, many students have gone on to dance with prestigious ballet companies around the world including Laurel Benson, Corp Artist with Ballet West in Utah, Agnes [...]

By | October 27th, 2016|

International Ballet Stars Dance in Festival Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker

Fountain Valley, CA (October 19, 2016) — Festival Ballet Theatre (FBT), Orange County’s resident professional ballet company, will present the family favorite production of The Nutcracker, December 10 - 24, 2016 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre in Irvine, California. Festival Ballet Theatre’s family-friendly, breathtaking production features superb colorful scenery and dazzling costumes, which make this [...]

By | October 25th, 2016|

Festival Ballet Theatre Launches 2016-17 Season with “Secret Garden” at the Irvine Barclay Theatre

Fountain Valley, Calif., Sept. 9, 2016 – Festival Ballet Theatre (FBT), Orange County’s resident professional ballet company, will introduce its 2016-17 season with the contemporary, full-length ballet Secret Garden on October 15 & 16 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre in Irvine. Secret Garden, centered on the restoration of a neglected garden as a metaphor for [...]

By | September 26th, 2016|

Local and International Talent Showcased at Festival Ballet Theatre’s Aug. 12 Gala Of The Stars

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 23, 2016 – Orange County’s resident professional ballet company, Festival Ballet Theatre, delivered an exceptional night of dance at its 9th annual Gala of the Stars on August 12, a singular evening that showcased outstanding international ballet stars at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. Performing to a sold-out crowd were San Francisco Ballet’s [...]

By | September 26th, 2016|