Chairman’s Circle

Leadership support for the future of ballet

Photo by Paul Kolnik

Chairman’s Circle members play an essential role in sustaining two of SAB’s core programs – Student Scholarships and Student Life Programs beyond the studio.

These key initiatives provide talented young people from New York City and across the country with the finest professional ballet training in the world.

Becoming a Chairman’s Circle member means joining a leadership group of like-minded individuals who celebrate the talent and artistry of our aspiring ballet students. Your appreciation of the excellence that defines a dancer’s training at our School makes you an exceptional partner for SAB.


Zita J. Ezpeleta, Chairman
Coco Kopelman, Co-Chair
Felecia Weiss, Co-Chair

Megan Fairchild, Artistic Co-Chair
Gonzalo Garcia, Artistic Co-Chair

Chairman’s Circle Benefits

With an annual gift of $10,000 or more, you can join SAB’s Chairman of the Board for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to transform talented students into world-class dancers and performers.

  • Chairman’s Circle Dinner
    Join SAB’s Board Chairman and distinguished Faculty for a private dinner with special artistic guests.
  • Exclusive gatherings
    Intimate receptions in private homes with SAB leadership, renowned experts, and masters of ballet and the arts such as Ethan Stiefel, Lauren Lovette, and Jonathan Stafford.
  • Opportunity to fund special artistic programs
    Provide lead support for specific programs and initiatives at the School.
  • Workshop Preview and Dinner
    Get a firsthand look at the process of creating SAB’s year-end performance showcase in an early studio viewing followed by an elegant dinner hosted by SAB’s Artistic and Executive Directors.
  • Special access to see advanced students in action
    Experience the thrill of discovering remarkable talents long before the rest of the world, mere feet away in class visits, master classes, and rehearsals.
  • Student Choreography Workshop and The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Evening for Female Choreography
    Students debut their original ballets in studio showings performed by their peers.
  • Recognition of your generous support in the SAB Workshop Performance program
  • Personalized updates
    Stay in the know about SAB happenings throughout the year with advanced notice about public programs, professional placements, and other breaking news.

Header Image © Paul Kolnik; SERENADE choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Sidebar photo by Rosalie O’Connor

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