Gina Downey (Admin & Marketing)
It’s a family affair! Gina (mom to Robbie and Kyla) has over 18 years of experience navigating the ballet industry. From summer intensives, to performances, to competitions and private lessons. She has been knee (or chin) deep in all of it. She understands the inner workings, ups and downs and the politics of ballet. With her vast experience she aims to make your experience enjoyable, fair and fun! She has used her marketing background to launch ballet apparel and the online school mentioned in Robbie’s bio. Her marketing experience stems from years in the luxury automotive industry and creating her own brands. She is currently working as the Chief Marketing Officer for a Los Angeles based company. Gina is a big advocate for enrolling your children in ballet. The talent, character and work ethic she sees in her daughters is certainly the result of it. It is a commitment for the students but the parents as well. When your kids see you involved and supporting them it pays off!
West Coast Ballet School is a small, family owned business. But we have big dreams and goals just like you. We welcome your children to join us as a hobbyist or someone with more serious intentions. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun and grow with us. We plan to develop a competition program for those that are interested and add performances in the near future. We are also developing West Coast Ballet Company.
The long term mission of West Coast Ballet School is to provide pre-professional training for all levels including serious ballet dancers that aim to compete nationally and internationally. Training is suitable for those that plan to seek a professional career in dance or apply to college dance programs. WCBS will serve children 4 and up as well as adults who wish to experience the wonderful world of ballet as a hobby. We are strongly committed to community outreach and opportunities for youth with physical, developmental, intellectual, emotional, and sensory disabilities as well as the under-resourced. Our company culture is one that promotes nurturing, kindness, compassion, self confidence, and a strong work ethic.