The Beauty of Ballet

The Beauty of Ballet is SAB’s 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.  This hour-long presentation is led by SAB faculty member Katrina Killian and features advanced SAB students. Audiences are offered a sneak-peek inside SAB’s classroom to witness how students train to become professional dancers. The program concludes with excerpts from famous ballets including The NutcrackerSwan Lake and Stars and Stripes – performed by our students to live music. Recommended for ages 4 and above, The Beauty of Ballet is a wonderful introduction to the art of ballet.

FREE admission to all locations.  Seating is first-come, first-served.
El programa será en inglés.

The 2020 Beauty of Ballet performance schedule is included below.  Check the venue web sites for more information.

Important Note: Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our audience, the School of American Ballet has made the decision to cancel its March 15 presentation of “The Beauty of Ballet” at Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture. We look forward to bringing “The Beauty of Ballet” back to the Bronx in 2021.

2020 Performance Dates & Locations


Sunday, February 23, 2020
:00pm & 3:00pm
Queens Theatre
14 United Nations Avenue South
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY 11368
Reservations required
Call 718.760.0064 
Click here to download the Queens Flyer


Saturday, February 29, 2020

The City College Center for the Arts
Aaron Davis Hall
City College of New York
129 Convent Ave. at West 135th St.
New York, NY 10027
No tickets or reservations not required
Seating is first come, first served
Click here to download the Harlem Flyer


Sunday, March 1, 2020

Kumble Theater
1 University Plaza, on Flatbush Avenue
Between DeKalb Ave. and Willoughby St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
No tickets or reservations not required
Seating is first come, first served
Click here to download the Brooklyn Flyer


Sunday, March 15, 2020

Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture
Repertory Theater
Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street
Bronx, NY 10451

This performance has been canceled

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and Council Members Stephen Levin and Helen Rosenthal, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and by gifts from Capezio, The Cestone Family Foundation, and The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation.


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