David Wilcox, Artistic Director
Born and raised in the Los Angeles area, David Wilcox
began studying the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus
at the age of eleven.
Having successfully completed all exams through the Advanced level, he
studies in London and at the age of nineteen began his
professional career in Germany.
He spent seven years dancing with the Berlin Ballet, the Nuremberg Ballet and the Heidelberg Ballet.
Returning home in 1978, he co-founded Long Beach Ballet and formed a professional company which became Southern California's most successful ballet company for 15 years.
has coached several of his
students for international ballet competitions and many have gone on to join such companies as San Francisco Ballet, Hamburg Ballet, National Ballet of Canada
, Milwaukee Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, and others.
Over the past several years he
has produced and directed eight ballet tours to Asia and has staged three full-length ballets for the Classical Ballet
of Guangzhou, China: The Nutcracker, La Bayadere and Cinderella.
He is a prolific choreographer and has created numerous full-length ballets for the school and the company.
lives with his
wife and daughters in Long Beach.
Ms. Englert began her training with Audrey Share at the age of five and continued her training with David Wilcox at Long Beach Ballet Arts Center.