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


Description of Member Privileges

As a supporter, you will enjoy unique privileges such as open houses, class visits, and special workshops and seminars.

Class Visits

Visiting one of the School's intermediate or advanced classes on specially designated days is a unique privilege. Classes are at the very heart of everything the School does, and time spent with teachers and students in the studio is both a wonderful experience and a chance to see up-and-coming young dancers. And, class visits provide a rare lesson in how the art of ballet is passed from generation to generation.

Studio Showings

Held in an SAB studio,  these seminars are an intriguing blend of entertainment and education, with the opportunity to see students, teachers, and other artists in an intimate setting. Past Studio Showings have focused on The Art of Pas de Deux, Ballet Training for Boys, and Auditioning for SAB, which showed what SAB looks for in potential students when auditioning young people across the country for the School's Summer Course.

Final Workshop Rehearsal

Peter Martins allows a limited number of guests to attend the final rehearsal for the Workshop Performances at the end of the school year. This costumed, working orchestra rehearsal often features alternate student casts, and allows a glimpse of stagers working directly with young dancers to perfect their upcoming performances. It's a real "behind the scenes" privilege.

SAB Newsletter

The School's newsletter contains feature stories about students, faculty and SAB programs, plus reports on recent activities, alumni news, a special Executive Director's report, and many photos.  Members will receive a full color printed edition in the late fall and en electronic version each spring.

Other Privileges

Donors may be invited to special receptions, attend New York City Ballet rehearsals, be listed in the Workshop program, or be invited to attend other, unannounced programs such as the Student Choreography Workshop or special lecture demonstrations.

View a detailed outline of our member levels and related benefits:

Association ($100 - $999)
Donors Circle ($1,000 and above )