Ballet Newcomers To LA Have A Rough Road Ahead

Three new ballet companies have their sights set on making a home in the Los Angeles region. But these efforts look naive to some. “Perhaps the directors of the struggling ballet companies in such communities as San Diego, Santa Barbara, Claremont, San Pedro, Anaheim and the L.A. metropolitan area ought to invite the classical newcomers for a facts-of-life session about survival in our battle-scarred ballet landscape. Even the Pentagon might learn a thing or two about strategies for existing in a constant state of emergency.”