FOUNDED BY GEORGE BALANCHINE, SAB IS THE PREEMINENT BALLET SCHOOL IN THE US.
We train talented dancers from diverse backgrounds for professional careers in ballet while enriching the life of every student.Learn More
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
Happening Now at SAB
New York Times - On Pointe: The Real-Life Adventures of Some Very Young Dancers
Read the New York Times article to find out more about the series, the filming process, and what viewers can expect.
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Winter Ball – The Virtual Edition
April 8, 2021 – 7 PM
From the comfort of your home, enjoy this special celebration of SAB students and faculty! The program will feature a new ballet choreographed by SAB alumna Gianna Reisen and performed by students of the School, generously underwritten by Zita Ezpeleta and Kewsong Lee.
Take your ballet knowledge to the next level! Join us this winter for an array of online courses with experts in the field. Only $25 a session. Registration is now open for classes beginning Feb. 27.
BEHIND THE SCENES AT SAB
SAB Trailblazer – Maria Tallchief
A member of the Osage Nation, Maria Tallchief was not only a trailblazer for Native American dancers but is widely considered one of the country’s most influential ballerinas of all time and America’s first prima ballerina.