Founder and Artistic Director of the West Coast Ballet. The training school of the pre-professional ballet company is the Ellen Schipper Classical Ballet Studio. The school has been in business since 1978 and promotes excellent training in classical ballet. The company was started in 1991 and hires professional guest artists for its Nutcracker production, guest teachers and guest performances. I design and create all costumes and train all students whose talent will be developed to their fullest ability. Professional students have performed with Houston Ballet, Jose Ballet Theatre of Boston, San Francisco Ballet, Whim W'him, San Jose Ballet Theatre, Peter Schaufuss Ballet, Lido de Paris, France. Scholarship students have been accepted at Joffrey Ballet School, NY, Houston Ballet School, Boston Ballet School, School of American Ballet, NY, San Francisco Ballet School, North Carolina School of the Arts.
Name: Ellen Schipper
Lives in: Santa Barbara, California