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

Admission

Study in the School of American Ballet’s Winter Term is for beginning, intermediate and advanced students, 6* to 18 years old. Admission is by audition only.

ADMISSION CRITERIA
Applicants are evaluated as follows:

First and foremost, the School of American Ballet looks at each applicant as an individual.

The School is selective in admitting new students and renewing their enrollment from year to year. Applicants must be young enough to derive the maximum benefit from their training, enjoy excellent health and have an anatomical structure suited to the demands of classical dance: a well-proportioned, flexible, coordinated body, legs that easily adopt the turned-out condition, and a high instep. They must also possess musical aptitude and a natural gift for movement.

*Children must be 6-years-old by September 1 to audition and enroll for that year's Winter Term. 

 

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

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.