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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.


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It's hard to believe we are only about a week and a half away from our 2024 Workshop Performances! Have you gotten your tickets yet? 

Don't miss it: #LinkInBio

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Registration is now open for the fall 2024 session of SAB's Little Dancers - introductory ballet classes for children ages 4-6 years old! 

These 45-minute weekly classes will focus on teaching the fundamentals of dance, developing spatial awareness and introducing elementary ballet steps. Live music will accompany each class, allowing students to better understand the relationship between music and dance and helping them to develop a sense of musicality.

Auditions are not required for the Little Dancers program and children do not need previous ballet training. Enrollment is first come, first served, and space is limited, so sign up to reserve your child's spot now: #LinkInBio

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In 1965, George Balanchine and prominent faculty member Alexandra Danilova established the tradition of a year-end performance for the School of American Ballet's advanced students, creating an opportunity for them to participate in professionally staged, publicly performed productions of classic ballet works. 

What started as a small-scale venture in a high school auditorium, has grown to become an annual highlight of the ballet world. Many of ballet’s brightest stars made their pre-professional debut at the SAB Workshop Performances, like Wendy Whelan, Peter Boal, Maria Kowroski, Sara Mearns, Mira Nadon, Taylor Stanley, Robert Fairchild, Paloma Herrera, Tiler Peck and SAB’s own artistic director Jonathan Stafford. Even though Workshop has grown in scale, it still fulfills George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein’s original vision of providing a platform for dancers to demonstrate their developing skills and serves as a crucial stepping stone in a ballet dancer’s artistic journey.

Read more about the history of SAB's Workshop Performances on our blog: #LinkInBio

Photo by Paul Kolnik, 1994 Workshop Performances featuring SAB alumni Maria Kowroski and Alex Bayo; SERENADE, choreography by George Balanchine ©️The George Balanchine Trust.
Our students are buzzing with anticipation to perform George Balanchine’s SERENADE at this year’s Workshop Performances in just a few weeks!  Have a sneak peek #InsideSAB at a rehearsal and be sure to snag your tickets: #LinkInBio
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Our Workshop Performances are often described as the chance to see the future stars of ballet, and throughout the years, that depiction has proven to be more than accurate. Dozens of the biggest names in dance make their NYC performing debut on the SAB Workshop stage, including this month’s featured alumna -  New York City Ballet principal dancer Mira Nadon. 
Ms. Nadon’s performance as the lead ballerina in George Balanchine’s SCOTCH SYMPHONY at our 2017 Workshop left audience members speechless thanks to her grace, technique, seemingly effortless command of the choreography, and artistic presence beyond her years. When she returned to the School the following autumn to begin her final year, she was offered an apprenticeship with the Company and has been delighting NYCB audience members ever since. 
Watch as she shares a little bit about her own SAB experience and be sure to join us for this year’s Workshop Performances and Workshop Benefit to see more stars of tomorrow today! #LinkInBio
*If you’re an SAB alum we also invite you to join us for our 90th Anniversary Alumni Celebration the Friday before Workshop! It will be a special evening to connect with fellow SAB alumni and celebrate being part of the legacy of SAB. Learn More: #LinkInBio
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