Photo by: Susanne Pedro

Gaynor Dalbratt

Assistant to the Artistic Director
Gaynor graduated from the Laban Centre in London, UK with a Bachelor's of Arts with Honors in Dance Theatre.  She is a certified Pilates instructor and has been teaching young dancers ballet since 2003. 
Photo by: Susanne Pedro

Jasmine Yates

Assistant to the Artistic Director
Jasmine began her dance training at Neisha's Dance and Music Academy at the age of 5.  She joined Chula Vista Ballet under Artistic Director, Taeko Nishino in 2007.  In 2014, Jasmine competed at Japan Grand Prix IBC in Tokyo, Japan, and there she was awarded a full scholarship to The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre summer intensive in New York.  She further continued her training full time in the advanced pre-professional program at Alvin Ailey on scholarship from 2016-2018, under school directors Tracy Inman and Melanie Person.  In 2017, she was a recipient of the Denise Jefferson Memorial Scholarship, which she received from the Ailey School.  Jasmine has attended summer intensives with Victoria Schneider from The Harid Conservatory during her time in Chula Vista Ballet.  She performed La Fille Mal Gardee in Sapporo City Ballet's 20th year anniversary performance in Sapporo, Japan in 2016.  Other notable roles include Lilac Fairy from The Sleeping Beauty, Odette and Odile from Swan Lake, and Dew Drop and Snow Queen in The Nutcracker. Jasmine is currently the assistant to the Artistic Director, Taeko Nishino.

Chula Vista Ballet - Board of Directors


President: Neisha Hernandez


Chief Financial Officer: Vanessa McEvoy


Secretary: Dave O'leary



Chula Vista Ballet - Staff


Artistic Director - Taeko Nishino


Administrator - Marta Levine