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.

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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.

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Winter Term Auditions for 6-10 Year olds

Pre-registration is now open! These auditions are held at SAB’s headquarters at Lincoln Center as well as at locations in several NYC neighborhoods.

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Did you hear the news? We'll be in Brooklyn and Queens this weekend for our FREE community performances - The Beauty of Ballet! Hosted by SAB faculty member Katrina Killian, these family-friendly shows are the perfect introduction to how our students train to become professional dancers and feature excerpts from favorite ballets such as SWAN LAKE, THE NUTCRACKER, and THE SLEEPING BEAUTY. We hope to see you at the shows! #LinkInBio 

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What could be better than an extra day of dancing? Happy Leap Day!  #LeapDay2024 #SchoolofAmericanBallet #SABWinterTerm #ballet #pointe #dance #SABStudioLife #pointeshoes
Today, we're continuing our #SAB90 blog series showcasing highlights of the School’s rich history... At the very heart of the School of American Ballet is its roster of teachers. Throughout the 1940s and 50s, Balanchine continued to solidify the School’s eminence as America’s leading classical ballet academy with an assemblage of acclaimed ballet instructors. Read on to find out more: #LinkInBio 

Photo: Felia Doubrovska teaching at the School, by Martha Swope 

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The big night is finally here! Follow our story to join in the excitement of our 90th Anniversary Ball… The show is about to begin! 

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What can we say? We LOVE holidays at SAB, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. We’re flashing back to February 14 with a sweet Valentine’s edition of #InsideSAB! ❤️🤍 ❤️🤍 ❤️ 
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Pre-registration is now open for our April 2024 auditions for children ages 6-10! These auditions are held at SAB’s headquarters at Lincoln Center as well as at locations in several NYC neighborhoods including Brooklyn, Queens, Harlem, the Bronx, and the Lower East Side of Manhattan. No previous training or experience is necessary for children in this age group.

Accepted applicants will enroll in the upcoming Winter Term which begins in September.

We can't wait to see you at our auditions! Learn more and register: #LinkInBio 

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This month we’re shining our Alumni Spotlight on SAB Board Member Coco Kopelman. Ms. Kopelman attended the School in the 1960s and vividly recalls the rigorous training, nurturing environment, and invaluable guidance she received from her teachers. Watch as she shares her recollections of her time as a student and how that experience inspired her to want to give back in a meaningful way to future generations of aspiring dancers. 
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For nearly 30 years, Ms. Kopelman has been a committed member of the SAB Board in helping maintain the high standards of ballet training at SAB and the nurturing of its talented students. Leaving the School before advancing to “pointe class” underscored her desire to better enable students to acquire pointe shoes, a necessary but often burdensome extra expense. With that in mind, she and her husband, Arie L. Kopelman created the Coco F. Kopelman Pointe Shoe Fund. 
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We will be honoring Ms. Kopelman next week at our 90th Anniversary Ball and we invite you to share in our gratitude for her tireless dedication to the School of American Ballet. 
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Our FREE community lecture demonstrations are the perfect introduction to “The Beauty of Ballet” for audiences of all ages! From a sampling of classwork to a selection of excerpts from classic ballets, this hour-long presentation gives an inside look at how our students train to become professional dancers. You’ll even have the chance to try out some ballet basics and ask our student performers questions after the show. 
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Come see us perform in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx this March! More info: #LinkInBio
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STARS AND STRIPES, UNION JACK,  and TSCHAIKOVSKY PAS DE DEUX choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust 
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