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

Summer Admission

Study in SAB's Summer Course is for intermediate and advanced students, 12 to 18 years old who are at a stage of technical advancement proportionate to their age and who have the physical qualifications suited to the demands of classical dance. Students cannot be younger than 12 or older than 18 by July 31.

Admission to Summer Course is by audition only.  SAB holds auditions in approximately 20 cities across the United States in January.  Applicants may also sign up to audition at SAB in New York on Wednesdays and Fridays in January.  View the left menu items for more information. Videos are accepted only from students living outside the continental United States. (see "Auditions for International Students")

The School of American Ballet admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its education policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs or any other school-administered programs.