Explore Our Impact
More than 17,000 students have trained at the barres in SAB’s studios over the past 86 years.
They have come from all over New York City, nearly every state, and over 20 countries.
They have learned from legends—George Balanchine, Alexandra Danilova, Stanley Williams, Andrei Kramarevsky, and Suki Schorer, to name a few—and current stars of the stage like Megan Fairchild, Gonzalo Garcia, and Sterling Hyltin.
And they have all shared one dream, to become a ballet dancer. SAB makes that dream come true.
Through expansive outreach to audition more than 3,000 dancers each year, unrivaled ballet training by renowned faculty, more than $2 million dedicated to scholarship aid, and nurturing services that support students beyond the studio, SAB’s impact is profound. For the little boy in his first audition. For the young girl trying on her first pointe shoes. For the teenagers getting their dream offer from a dance company. For the dance field. For you.
Our Year – A Reflection on 2020-2021 at SAB
Who are our alumni?
- Dancers, artistic staff, and choreographers at 80 ballet companies in 15 countries
- Directors and teachers at America’s leading ballet schools
- Dancers and actors on the screen and stage
- Artists, bankers, entrepreneurs, fashion designers, lawyers, musicians, photographers, volunteers, and so much more
“I wanted to be a ballerina since I can remember. And I wouldn’t be a ballerina if it weren’t for SAB. I really hope that every young kid, no matter where they are from, can have that same opportunity.”
Lauren Lovette, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer
“SAB is where my dreams of becoming a professional dancer took hold. I now sometimes find myself back at SAB, and as I walk the halls, I can see so many more young boys like me, pursuing their dreams just as I did.”
Chris Grant, New York City Ballet Corps de Ballet