a message from the director

Welcome to the Lauridsen Ballet Centre, home of South Bay Ballet – where excellence is the reward!

We are proud that our studio has the system that works! For more than thirty years, one dancer after another has joined the ranks of the extremely competitive professional ballet world.

Our unique curriculum combines respected ballet traditions with cutting edge knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology, working with the body in a way that is surely the direction of the future. And Lauridsen Ballet is leading the way.

Whether you are an aspiring professional, studying to audition for a university dance program, or simply wish to enjoy the beauty that is ballet, Lauridsen Ballet is THE place to be.

Ask about our boys' and mens' program, our teacher training program, our performance opportunities with our company South Bay Ballet. Find out about our summer intensive, adult classes, pre-ballet and beginning childrens' classes. Contact us about performance tickets, donations, and volunteer opportunities.

Come to a South Bay Ballet performance or stop by for a class, and see for yourself! We look forward to seeing you.

Diane Lauridsen


  • Storybook Ballet: Peter Pan
    James R. Armstrong Theatre
    Torrance Cultural Arts Center
    3330 Civic Center Drive
    Torrance, CA 90503
    Saturday, June 2, 2018, 2 & 5pm
    Sunday, June 3, 2018, 2pm