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, Studio Showings comprise events such as private viewings of ballets choreographed by students, master classes with SAB’s esteemed Faculty or Alumni, and an early showing of the School’s year-end Workshop Performances.

Workshop Final 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 E-Newsletter

The School's e-newsletter contains feature stories about students, faculty and SAB programs, plus reports on recent activities, alumni news, and many photos.

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.

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

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