We wish to congratulate everyone involved in "Enchanted Forest!” This year’s September all-academy performance was outstanding in both production value and the level to which the dancers performed.
The highlight of SCB's annual fundraising gala on February 9, 2019 was an eloquent, inspiring speech given by company dancer Kayla Kressin, whose words resonated with everyone in the room and illuminated the capacity that dance has to empower and enliven not only young dancers, but indeed everyone.
Celebrating our first Volunteer of the Year Awardees: Jennifer Capella and Rebecca MacGowan
Many organizations hold awards for volunteers who go that extra mile. In December, SCB decided to start officially recognizing some our “Star Volunteers” for their unbelievable dedication.
In our inaugural year of this award, we could not decide between two very special women who support SCB to an extreme, and who have helped us so much that we couldn’t imagine running the organization without them.
So, in 2018 we decided to award our inaugural Volunteer of the Year Award to both Jennifer Capella (SCB Board Treasurer) & Rebecca MacGowan (Volunteer Coordinator) for their generous spirit and support.
This year, Southern California Ballet applied for a grant from the Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation for seed money to initiate the creation of an inclusive, 6-week adaptive dance education program for adults with special needs in Rancho Bernardo. We are very excited to announce that, at the Foundation’s Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon on Friday, November 16, we were granted $8,000 to initiate the program.
Southern California Ballet’s 27th annual production of The Nutcracker will feature returning alumnus and Broadway star, Victor Wisehart, in the role of Snow Cavalier for his final classical dance performance.
Today, Southern California Ballet is thrilled to welcome its first artists-in-residence, Marlie Couto and Courtney Mazeika! Through its new artists-in-residence program, SCB provides support and studio space for Marlie & Courtney to develop new work. Their residency lasts from November 8–20, 2018.