SAB Names Cultural Program in honor of Nancy Lassalle

Nancy Lassalle with SAB students
Nancy N. Lassalle with SAB students; Spring 2019

The School of American Ballet is pleased to announce the newly named Lassalle Cultural Program in honor of Nancy N. Lassalle, an SAB alumna and longtime member of the School’s board of directors who helped found the program and who has dedicated her life to supporting Lincoln Kirstein and George Balanchine’s vision for classical ballet through decades of work and advocacy at both SAB and New York City Ballet.

The Lassalle Cultural Program serves students in the upper Children’s, Intermediate and Advanced Divisions and aims for two principal outcomes. The first is to help our students explore the history of ballet within the larger context of classical and contemporary art. The second is to ensure that our students have opportunities to experience New York City’s vast cultural landscape in ways that are educational and enriching for their developing artistry. Participants receive free access to theater, dance, and musical performances and curated visits to museums and other NYC cultural institutions. Enriching discussions and explorations with artists and scholars around each Cultural Program activity deepen students’ understanding and discovery of the broader arts landscape.