FOUNDED BY GEORGE BALANCHINE, SAB IS THE PREEMINENT BALLET SCHOOL IN THE US.
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Since our founding in 1934
SAB has trained more dancers for careers in professional ballet than any other US school. Alumni comprise more than 95% of New York City Ballet and fill the ranks of companies across the US and around the world. SAB is the future of classical ballet.EXPLORE OUR IMPACT
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NY Times: This Year’s ‘Nutcracker’ Kids...
The return of New York City Ballet’s holiday classic will look a little different this season, with older children and new...
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Nutcracker Family Benefit
New York City’s favorite family holiday event, the Nutcracker Family Benefit offers the unique opportunity to experience George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®!
We are pleased to offer streaming access to our library of 20 previously-recorded Ballet Connoisseurship sessions. Each episode is available to rent for $25 each. And now through the end of the year, you can rent all 20 for only $100!
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SAB Holiday Gift Guide
‘Tis the season for gifting and as such we’ve compiled our very own list of perfect gifts for ballet lovers and SAB fans of all ages. From tickets to SAB-branded merchandise, innovative accessories to insightful online courses, you’re sure to find the perfect gift… even if it’s just a gift to yourself!
Interview with a Sugar Plum
While each part in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® is special, the lead role of the Sugar Plum Fairy carries with it an unforgettable kind of magic. To find out a little more about what it’s like to dance this beautiful role, we turned to one of NYCB’s principal dancers, and our own SAB Faculty Member, Sterling Hyltin, who has performed it year after year.