Ballet Etudes is Huntington Academy’s resident non-profit youth ballet company. Our mission is to expose a new generation of children, both performers and audience members to the beauty, grace, and athleticism of ballet; and to offer this experience at affordable prices.

Ballet Etudes performs a full length Nutcracker as well as two original children’s ballets per year. Past productions include: Coppelia, Candyland, Yellow Brick Road, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and many others.

Ballet Etudes is a 501(c)3 Non Profit Corporation funded by private and corporate donations. We seek support from those who have a vested interest in the quality and continued development of the performing arts.

Upcoming Event – The Jungle Book

May 15th & 16th at 5PM PDT

Ballet Etudes presents The Jungle Book, the beloved tale of Mowgli and his many adventures in the jungles of India. Mowgli (Autrina Kasravi) is abandoned as a baby as Messua (Sierra Woolums), the village mother, is chased from her home by the evil Shere Khan (Lyla Davey). Found by the friendly panther, Bahgeera (Jeslyn Russell), Mowgli is taken to Wolf Mother, Raksha (Grace Ng), to be raised with her Wolf Cubs as his brothers and sisters (Makayla Arakaki, Laci Ganier and Ella Glenn). When Shere Khan returns looking for Mowgli, Raksha and Bagheera agree it’s time for Mowgli to return to the village of men and so they set off through the jungle. Along the way, Mowgli meets Baloo (Kristin Hagen), the blue bear, and Baloo and Bagheera work to protect Mowgli in the jungle from the evil Shere Khan, Kaa (Lily Kurimoto), the python, and Queen Lou (Madison Ishii), the Bandar-log monkey and her monkey scout, Flunkey (Sophia Cardenas). Mowgli also meets a platoon of baby elephants lead by Colonel Hathi (Julie Kurimoto) and Lieutenant Winifred (Grace Hager) and narrowly escapes a raging fire started by The Flame (Isabella Graves). Mowgli eventually returns to the human village where Messua, the village mother welcomes him with open arms. 

This 60-minute adaptation of The Jungle Book is presented under the artistic direction of Sasha Robertson and Assistant Directors, Bridgette Burnett and Madison Simons. Kimberly McEachern is Managing Director with additional choreography by Jessica Austin, Gary Joyce, Melody Plastow, Megan Pulfer, Kelly Sanford and Kennedi Simons. All footage was filmed at the Rose Center Theater in Westminster, CA. 

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May 15th

May 16th

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Ballet Etudes - The Jungle Book - May 15th at 5pm PDT

Ballet Etudes presents The Jungle Book, the beloved tale of Mowgli and his many adventures in the jungles of India. Mowgli (Autrina Kasravi) is abandoned as a baby as Messua (Sierra Woolums), the village mother, is chased from her home by the evil Shere Khan (Lyla Davey). Found by the friendly panther, Bahgeera (Jeslyn Russell), Mowgli is taken to Wolf Mother, Raksha (Grace Ng), to be raised with her Wolf Cubs as his brothers and sisters (Makayla Arakaki, Laci Ganier and Ella Glenn). When Shere Khan returns looking for Mowgli, Raksha and Bagheera agree it’s time for Mowgli to return to the village of men and so they set off through the jungle. Along the way, Mowgli meets Baloo (Kristin Hagen), the blue bear, and Baloo and Bagheera work to protect Mowgli in the jungle from the evil Shere Khan, Kaa (Lily Kurimoto), the python, and Queen Lou (Madison Ishii), the Bandar-log monkey and her monkey scout, Flunkey (Sophia Cardenas). Mowgli also meets a platoon of baby elephants lead by Colonel Hathi (Julie Kurimoto) and Lieutenant Winifred (Grace Hager) and narrowly escapes a raging fire started by The Flame (Isabella Graves). Mowgli eventually returns to the human village where Messua, the village mother welcomes him with open arms.
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Ballet Etudes - The Jungle Book - May 16th at 5pm PDT

Ballet Etudes presents The Jungle Book, the beloved tale of Mowgli and his many adventures in the jungles of India. Mowgli (Autrina Kasravi) is abandoned as a baby as Messua (Sierra Woolums), the village mother, is chased from her home by the evil Shere Khan (Lyla Davey). Found by the friendly panther, Bahgeera (Jeslyn Russell), Mowgli is taken to Wolf Mother, Raksha (Grace Ng), to be raised with her Wolf Cubs as his brothers and sisters (Makayla Arakaki, Laci Ganier and Ella Glenn). When Shere Khan returns looking for Mowgli, Raksha and Bagheera agree it’s time for Mowgli to return to the village of men and so they set off through the jungle. Along the way, Mowgli meets Baloo (Kristin Hagen), the blue bear, and Baloo and Bagheera work to protect Mowgli in the jungle from the evil Shere Khan, Kaa (Lily Kurimoto), the python, and Queen Lou (Madison Ishii), the Bandar-log monkey and her monkey scout, Flunkey (Sophia Cardenas). Mowgli also meets a platoon of baby elephants lead by Colonel Hathi (Julie Kurimoto) and Lieutenant Winifred (Grace Hager) and narrowly escapes a raging fire started by The Flame (Isabella Graves). Mowgli eventually returns to the human village where Messua, the village mother welcomes him with open arms.
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Ballet Etudes – BRAVO!

Ballet Etudes presents their Nutcracker this year with a new artistic twist! Clara has the Russian flu, a pandemic that is affecting her entire community. Her beloved Christmas Eve party has been canceled and she is confined to her home. See how Clara endures her Christmas Eve illness and what her journey will bring this year...
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Live Broadcast - Ballet Etudes - Saturday, December 12th @ 7pm

Ballet Etudes presents their Nutcracker this year with a new artistic twist! Clara has the Russian flu, a pandemic that is affecting her entire community. Her beloved Christmas Eve party has been canceled and she is confined to her home. See how Clara endures her Christmas Eve illness and what her journey will bring this year...
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Live Broadcast - Ballet Etudes - Sunday, December 13th @ 2pm

Ballet Etudes presents their Nutcracker this year with a new artistic twist! Clara has the Russian flu, a pandemic that is affecting her entire community. Her beloved Christmas Eve party has been canceled and she is confined to her home. See how Clara endures her Christmas Eve illness and what her journey will bring this year...
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Responses

  1. Jon Helman - UA

    We want to welcome our new friends at Ballet Etudes for working with Ballet Project TV on their annual Nutcracker. This year has brought many challenges to the Dance Community and we are so proud of Ballet Etudes on how the endured the obstacles and overcame the virus issues to bring their community a new twist on their Annual Nutcracker Event. Thank you for working the Ballet Project TV! – Jon Helman – Executive Director