OUR future

​​Our mission is to provide enrichment, education, outreach and public entertainment for the community through the art of dance, and to provide performance and artistic opportunities for dedicated young dancers.

Southern California Ballet will offer the highest quality education to a diverse group of dancers that will include a well-rounded base of learning in all genres of dance, based in a foundation rooted in classical ballet that adheres to the syllabus of the Cecchetti Method.

SCB's goal is to graduate and produce well respected, well-adjusted learners who will be successful in all aspects of life and in all endeavours they choose regardless of a professional dance career or not.


about us

​​On April 1st, 2015, Southern California Ballet officially assumed management of Black Mountain Dance Centre.

This natural transition allows the school and the company more opportunities to expand their dance programs, foundation support and community projects.

Black Mountain Dance Centre was established in 1983 by Sylvia Palmer and her husband Mark Zetler, and through the encouragement of parents and supporters they formed the nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization Black Mountain Dance Foundation in 1985.  Over the years, Black Mountain Dance Foundation (now named Southern California Ballet) soon earned a reputation as San Diego's premier youth ballet company and proudly maintains that status today!