SAB Response Fund
The School of American Ballet’s studios have been closed since March 13 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Such an interruption to our operation has never occurred since our founding in 1934, but we know we must continue to prioritize the ongoing health and safety of everyone in the SAB family including our students, staff, supporters, and friends.
This extended closure means the loss of annual activities that the SAB community holds dear—our students triumphantly dancing in the Workshop Performances and Benefit, the public celebration of our most advanced students as they head off to dance companies and colleges around the world, and the excitement of welcoming new students to New York City for our intensive summer course programs.
And yet, the spirit of SAB continues to thrive in a new and exciting way through online ballet training. SAB is still offering our students a robust training schedule including exercises and combinations tailored for safety in a home environment; a rich array of wellness, conditioning, cultural, and social programs; and exciting opportunities to learn from New York City Ballet principal dancers.
While our commitment to our students and our mission remains strong, this prolonged closure of our studios will continue to significantly impact the School’s fundraising and earned income. As a result, SAB needs to raise at least $500,000 in emergency funding to help us in the months to come.
We have established a special SAB Response Fund to ensure that we are able to continue providing exceptional ballet training for our students, maintaining our commitment to our artistic and administrative employees, and sustaining our facilities and our School for the future. Please consider making a special donation today.