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

History

The 1970s

In 1969, SAB relocates to rented dance studios at the Juilliard School’s new Lincoln Center headquarters, placing it in close proximity to New York City Ballet’s new home at the New York State Theater. With ballet thriving in New York and beyond, SAB-trained dancers now begin to fill the ranks of not only NYCB but other companies around the U.S. Former New York City Ballet dancers Suki Schorer and Richard Rapp join SAB’s faculty. In addition to teaching, Schorer becomes ballet mistress for NYCB’s lecture-demonstration program, traveling with SAB dancers to public schools around New York City to introduce youngsters to the art of ballet. In 1976, former Bolshoi principal dancer Andrei Kramarevsky joins the faculty as well. Notable students during this decade include Fernando Bujones, Darci Kistler, Kyra Nichols, Maria Calegari, Jock Soto, Peter Boal and Katrina Killian.