Gustafson Dance, 2285 Las Positas Road, Santa Barbara, California 93105
(805) 563-DANC (3262) ext. 1

Gary McKenzie

(805) 563-DANC (3262) ext. 1


Gary McKenzie, Ballet Master, is a California native. He received his primary training from Marguerite Phares, Vladimir Luppov, Alonzo King, and at Harkness House under David Howard in New York. While his performing career was primarily with Ballet Florida, he was also a member of the original Santa Barbara Ballet under the direction of Tamara Kinsell, Southwest Ballet, San Diego Ballet, and a founding member of State Street Ballet. In addition to teaching, McKenzie has choreographed numerous ballets for various companies as well as working as a choreographer for Opera Santa Barbara.