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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Happening Now at SAB

SAB presents The Beauty of Ballet

This free Lecture-Demonstration program which is open to the public and presented at NYC neighborhood venues for family audiences in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Harlem, features advanced SAB students. Audiences are offered a sneak-peek inside SAB’s classroom to witness how students train to become professional dancers.

Become a Ballet Connoisseur with SAB’s new adult education classes

Ballet Connoisseurship is an educational offering for adults providing seasoned ballet goers and newcomers alike with knowledge and perspectives that will enhance their appreciation of ballet. Upcoming courses will explore history, music, choreography and art as it relates to ballet in America with a focus on SAB’s founders George Balanchine & Lincoln Kirstein.

BEHIND THE SCENES AT SAB

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Queens Theatre
We're going to be in Queens this weekend at @queenstheatre for the first of our 2020 Beauty of Ballet performances. This free family program includes a demonstration of ballet barre and technique, plus our students will perform a selection of excerpts from some of the most beloved ballets.
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For more details on all upcoming lecture demonstrations, check out the #LinkInBio!
#ballet #schoolofamericanballet #pointe #dance #SABLecDem #familyevent #performance #insideSAB #BeautyofBallet
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The School of American Ballet
Last Friday our studios were awash with leotards and warm-ups in all shades of pink and red! See how we celebrated Valentine's Day in our new Behind The Scenes blog via the #LinkInBio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#ValentinesDay2020 #SchoolofAmericanBallet #ballet #pointe #dance #SABStudioLife
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All last week, our Advanced Men and D Level girls were treated to classes in technique and variations from Aaron Watkin, Artistic Director of Semperoper Ballett in Dresden, and Jason Beechey, (pictured) Rector of the Palucca University of Dance Dresden. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We're so grateful to both for visiting and sharing their expertise with our students. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#SchoolofAmericanBallet #ballet #pointe #dance #SABStudioLife
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Today we're highlighting our Girls Level I. These young dancers work tremendously hard as they learn fundamental principles of ballet technique, giving them a strong foundation on which to grow as students. 📷: @rosalieoconnorphotography ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#SchoolofAmericanBallet #ballet #dance #SABStudioLife
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This week our Ballet Connoisseurship sessions continue with a very special program featuring Justin Peck! Resident Choreographer and Artistic Advisor of New York City Ballet (and SAB alumnus), Peck will speak about his work and how he considers collaboration with other artists an important part of his process. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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You won't want to miss this session. Register now to reserve one of the few spaces left through the link in our bio!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Pictured: Justin Peck rehearsing with SAB students in 2018⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
📷: @rosalieoconnorphotography
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Especially for Valentine's Day, we asked a handful of students what ballets they love most. See what they had to say and share the love by commenting with your favorite ballet!

Happy Valentine's Day!
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Have you found your perfect partner for Valentine's Day yet? We're getting ready for our annual in-studio festivities tomorrow so be sure to check our stories feed for a look at all the heartwarming fun! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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📷: @rosalieoconnorphotography
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The School of American Ballet
Join fellow young professionals and dance enthusiasts for Bubbles & Ballet - a class observation featuring our advanced students, followed by mingling over mimosas and light brunch offerings. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event. For guests 21-35. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Click the #LinkinBio for more details! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Classroom photo by @rosalieoconnorphotography
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Hope you're having a lovely #TutuTuesday! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
📷: @rosalieoconnorphotography ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#SchoolofAmericanBallet #ballet #pointe #dance #SABStudioLife
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Join us on Monday, March 9 for the School of American Ballet’s Winter Ball Afterparty! This glamorous black-tie event includes a one-time-only performance choreographed by New York City Ballet’s Gilbert Bolden III, an open bar, dessert, and dancing with young patrons from around the city.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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For tickets and full details click the #LinkInBio⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #SABWinterBall⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Photo by Erin Baiano
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Now that our 2020 National Audition Tour has officially concluded, we just want to thank everyone who came out and auditioned for our summer programs. We love being able to travel the country and meet so many talented young dancers. We look forward to welcoming a new class of 2020 summer students in just a few short months! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Thanks also to our National Audition Tour Sponsors - @freedoflondonusa and @DiscountDance. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Photo: Sharen Bradford - The Dancing Image ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#SABSummer2020 #auditions #SchoolofAmericanBallet #ballet #summerintensive #SABSummerProgram
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The School of American Ballet
Throwing it back to last week when our advanced levels were treated to master classes with guest teacher and SAB alumna @myrnakamara! She led our C2 girls morning technique class and taught our D girls a variation from WHO CARES?--which everyone thoroughly enjoyed!
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Ms. Kamara danced with New York City Ballet before joining Miami City Ballet and rising to the rank of principal. She has appeared as a guest artist throughout the United States and Europe and currently performs with her own company, BalletXtreme in Zurich. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It was wonderful to have Ms. Kamara back in our studios! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#SchoolofAmericanBallet #ballet #pointe #dance #SABStudioLife #TBT #ThrowbackThursday #GuestFaculty
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Queens Theatre
We're going to be in Queens this weekend at @queenstheatre for the first of our 2020 Beauty of Ballet performances. This free family program includes a demonstration of ballet barre and technique, plus our students will perform a selection of excerpts from some of the most beloved ballets.
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For more details on all upcoming lecture demonstrations, check out the #LinkInBio!
#ballet #schoolofamericanballet #pointe #dance #SABLecDem #familyevent #performance #insideSAB #BeautyofBallet
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The School of American Ballet
Last Friday our studios were awash with leotards and warm-ups in all shades of pink and red! See how we celebrated Valentine's Day in our new Behind The Scenes blog via the #LinkInBio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#ValentinesDay2020 #SchoolofAmericanBallet #ballet #pointe #dance #SABStudioLife
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All last week, our Advanced Men and D Level girls were treated to classes in technique and variations from Aaron Watkin, Artistic Director of Semperoper Ballett in Dresden, and Jason Beechey, (pictured) Rector of the Palucca University of Dance Dresden. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We're so grateful to both for visiting and sharing their expertise with our students. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#SchoolofAmericanBallet #ballet #pointe #dance #SABStudioLife
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Today we're highlighting our Girls Level I. These young dancers work tremendously hard as they learn fundamental principles of ballet technique, giving them a strong foundation on which to grow as students. 📷: @rosalieoconnorphotography ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#SchoolofAmericanBallet #ballet #dance #SABStudioLife