SAB Scholarship Fund


Every year, dozens of teenagers move away from home and come to New York to live and train at the School of American Ballet. In the younger divisions, students commute from across the boroughs of New York City and beyond to dedicate afternoons to their classes. Even now as we practice necessary social distancing, they maintain a rigorous schedule on Zoom – all together, our students log 285 hours of weekly online classes! They all come for the same reason – to follow their dream of becoming a ballet dancer.The only criteria for acceptance to SAB are talent and potential. We seek promising young dancers from across the country and around the world to give them the highest quality of training and support as they strive to become professional dancers. We firmly believe that nothing should stop our students from pursuing their dreams – least of all the financial cost of training.For many of our students, attending SAB simply could not happen without their scholarships. We provide, on average, nearly 50% of our students with scholarships each year. This covers not only their tuition and housing, but also wellness resources including a nutritionist and physical therapist, subsidized pointe shoes and travel, and for our most advanced students, career essentials such as headshots and audition videos.
We need your help to give deserving young ballet students the opportunity of a lifetime to turn their dreams into reality. Make a gift to the SAB Scholarship Fund today.