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The Inspiration Behind the Gala of the Stars

In the summertime, ballet aficionados from Orange County and beyond are treated to a show like no other with Festival Ballet Theatre's Annual Gala of the Stars. Now on its 10th year, the Gala brings [...]

By | July 26th, 2017|

Why Take Ballet Classes in the Summer

Southland Ballet Academy instructor Lana Brooks writes about the importance of taking ballet classes in the summer. She also reflects on her days as a ballet student.   With summer just around the corner, many [...]

By | June 13th, 2017|

A Top 12 Finish and Scholarships are Awarded to SBA Students At YAGP Finals

Eight Southland Ballet Academy students competed in Youth America Grand Prix’s New York finals held earlier this month.  Moorea Pike, 15, finished in the Top 12 of the Senior Division during the Final Round.  This [...]

By | April 28th, 2017|

Don Quixote Cast Members Share How They Prepare for their Roles

“This is a role I have wanted to do my entire life so I feel extremely thrilled and honored to not only dance the role but embody the character of Mercedes,” Tara Ghassemieh, Festival Ballet [...]

By | March 15th, 2017|

SBA Students Receive Top Awards At YAGP Regionals

The Youth America Grand Prix is the world’s largest global network of dance. Over the years, many Southland Ballet Academy students have participated and won at YAGP competitions, which are held all over the world. [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|

SBA Alumna Caroline Perry To Compete At The 2017 Prix de Lausanne

We would like to extend a huge congratulations to Southland Ballet Academy alumna Caroline Perry to be one of the five Americans selected to compete at the 2017 Prix de Lausanne.  The Prix de Lausanne is [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|