message from the
artistic director

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

Lauridsen Ballet Centre is regarded as one of the finest training centers in the country. For more than thirty years, one dancer after another has left to join the ranks in the extremely competitive, professional world of ballet. 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.

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 Centre is THE place to be.

Contact us to find out about our elite boys' and men's program, our leading teacher training program, and our performance opportunities through South Bay Ballet. Be sure to ask about our summer intensive, adult classes, pre-ballet and beginning children's classes. Browse our website for ticket information on upcoming performances, make a donation, discover volunteer opportunities, and much more.

Come to a performance or stop by for a class, and discover for yourself the excellence of Lauridsen Ballet Centre! We look forward to your visit.

Diane Lauridsen, artistic director


  • The Nutcracker
    Marsee Auditorium
    El Camino College Center for the Performing Arts
    16007 Crenshaw Blvd • Torrance, CA 90506
    310.329.5345 •

    Saturday, December 21, 2019 • 2pm
    Sunday, December 22, 2019 • 2pm