Founded by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein
Chairman of Faculty and Artistic Director Peter Martins

Notable SAB Alumni

The School of American Ballet trains more students who go on to become professional dancers than any other ballet school in America.  Over the past 80 years, some of the most notable names in dance and the performing arts were students in SAB's Summer Course and/or Winter Term.  Below is a small sampling of well-known SAB alumni.

Dena Abergel
Tricia Albertson
Jared Angle
Tyler Angle
Alexandra Ansanelli
Aesha Ash

Merrill Ashley (pictured above)
Victor Barbee
Hinton Battle
Patrick Bissell
Peter Boal
Todd Bolender
Yvonne Borree
Ashley Bouder
Leslie Browne

Fernando Bujones (pictured above)
Maria Caligari
Stacey Calvert
Maria Chapman
Lew Christensen
Patrick Corbin
Herman Cornejo
Charlotte d’Amboise

Jacques d’Amboise
     (pictured above with Allegra Kent)
Laura Dean
Julie Diana
William Dollar
Daniel Duell
Albert Evans
Megan Fairchild
Robert Fairchild

Suzanne Farrell (pictured above)
Eliot Feld
Judith Fugate
Espen Giljane
Gloria Govrin
Alicia Graf
Paloma Herrera
Arch Higgins
Darla Hoover
Gen Horiuchi

Sterling Hyltin
     (pictured above with Robert Fairchild)
Tai Jimenez
David Keary
Allegra Kent 
Julie Kent
Katrina Killian
Gelsey Kirkland
Darci Kistler
Carla Körbes

Maria Kowroski (pictured above)
Jennifer Kronenberg
Misa Kuranaga
Robert LaFosse
Tina LeBlanc

Tanaquil LeClercq (pictured above)
Lourdes Lopez
Rioloma Lorenzo
Kay Mazzo
Patricia McBride
Sara Mearns
Benjamin Millepied

Arthur Mitchell (pictured above)
Yvonne Mounsey
Gillian Murphy
Louise Nadeau
Philip Neal
Colleen Neary
Kyra Nichols
Seth Orza
Mimi Paul
Justin Peck

Tiler Peck (pictured above)
Susan Pilarre
Jonathan Porretta
Lucien Postlewaite
Sascha Radetsky
Amar Ramasar
Jared Redick
Brian Reeder
Jenifer Ringer
Chita Rivera

Melinda Roy (pictured above)
Francia Russell
Suki Schorer
Deanna Seay
John Selya
James Sewell
Damien Smith
Sherri Spassoff
Bo Spassoff
Jennie Somogyi
Jock Soto
Peter Stark
Ethan Stiefel
Christopher Stowell

Maria Tallchief (pictured above)
Janie Taylor
Marianna Tcherkas
Glen Tetley
Marjorie Thompson
Helgi Tomasson
Ashley Tuttle

Daniel Ulbricht (pictured above)
Andrew Veyette
Edward Villella
Lisa Viola
Sheryl Ware
Miranda Weese
Barbara Weisberger
Robert Weiss
Wendy Whelan
Damian Woetzel


Photo Credits: Ballo della Regina (Ashley), Who Cares? (Hyltin/Fairchild), Swan Lake (Kowroski) Divertimento No. 15 (Peck), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Ulbricht) by Paul Kolnik; La Sylphide (Bujones), Apollo (d’Amboise/Kent), Vienna Waltzes (Farrell), The Four Temperaments (Mitchell) © Martha Swope; Western Symphony (LeClercq) by Radford Bascombe and (Roy) by Steven Caras.


Ballo della Regina, Apollo, Vienna Waltzes, Who Cares?, Western Symphony, The Four Temperaments, Divertimento No. 15, and A Midsummer Night's Dream choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust.