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Chairman of Faculty and Artistic Director Peter Martins

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Beauty of Ballet

Swan Lake in performance at a 2012 Lecture-Demonstration. Photo by Rosalie O'Connor

The Beauty of Ballet is SAB’s free Lecture-Demonstration program which is open to the public and presented at NYC neighborhood venues for family audiences in Queens, Bronx and Brooklyn.  This hour-long presentation is led by SAB faculty member Katrina Killian and features advanced SAB students. Audiences are offered a sneak-peek inside SAB’s classroom to witness how students train to become professional dancers. The program concludes with excerpts from famous ballets including The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty - performed by our students to live music.  Recommended for ages 4 and above, The Beauty of Ballet is a wonderful introduction to the art of ballet.  

The 2017 Beauty of Ballet performance schedule is included below.  Check the venue web sites for more information. 

Sunday, February 26, 2017
1:00pm & 3:00pm

Queens Theatre
14 United Nations Avenue South
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY 11368
Reservations required,
Call 718.760.0064
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
Campus Road & Hillel Place
Brooklyn, NY 12210
No reservations or tickets required.
Sunday, March 12, 2017

Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture
Repertory Theater
Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street
Bronx, NY 10451
Reservations not required. Pick up free tickets at the
box office starting at 12 p.m. before the show.

FREE admission to all locations.  Seating is first-come, first-served.


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and Council Members Daniel Garodnick, Stephen Levin, and Helen Rosenthal, and by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.