In mid-January Victor Wisehart, currently on the cast list for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical An American in Paris, taught a master class for advanced dancers at the Southern California Ballet (SCB) studio. A graduate of the dance company, Victor returned home to connect and pass down the knowledge and skills that he developed during his training with SBC, which at the time was called the Black Mountain Dance Center.

Victor had performed with the company in numerous productions including Coppelia, A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, Cinderella, and The Nutcracker. On full scholarships, he attended The Joffrey and American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensives and The Boston Conservatory, graduating magna cum laude with a B.F.A. in dance. SCB Executive Director Kate Hirsh stated, “Southern California Ballet is extremely fortunate to have our alumni return home to pass on their experiences and tremendous knowledge to the young students in training.” Learn more at