Photo Gallery: Celebrating 50 Years of Suki Schorer

Photo by Rosalie O’Connor

Just before our Workshop Performances, we invited School of American Ballet alumni to join us in our Lincoln Center studios to celebrate and toast Suki Schorer’s 50th anniversary of teaching at SAB. The turn out was incredible with alums from multiple decades returning to the School to honor Ms. Schorer, whose influence and inspiring legacy simply filled the room.

The highlight of the evening was the screening of a compilation video brimming with heartwarming memories and anniversary well-wishes from SAB alumni across the globe. SAB Alumni have been submitting their memories and photos for months now in anticipation of this momentous event! The evening raised over 25 thousand dollars in Suki’s honor towards the establishment of a new Alumni Scholarship Fund. A special thank you to our matching donors Amanda Brotman-Schetritt, Francine Goldfarb, Mark Held, and Andrew Scordato who helped us exceed our initial launch goal.

After toasting this incredible teacher on Friday night, our Saturday Workshop Performances were danced in honor of Ms. Schorer. The performances began with a tribute on stage from Artistic Director Jonathan Stafford and Chairmain of Faculty Kay Mazzo and ended with Ms. Schorer’s staging of Balanchine’s stunning Symphony in C.


And while the weekend of performances was nothing short of dazzling, the impact Ms. Schorer has had on hundreds of young dancers over the past five decades shines even more brightly. She is a master teacher, a steadfast keeper of Balanchine’s aesthetic and proper technique, and a true treasure to all of us at the School.

Congratulations Suki Schorer on 50 years of teaching at SAB!