SAB’s faculty consists primarily of current and former New York City Ballet dancers, a number of whom worked directly with the School's found, George Balanchine. At all levels of training they strive to communicate the fine points of classicism that are the foundation of Balanchine’s aesthetic—teaching students to move with musicality, control, precision, speed and expansiveness. SAB and New York City Ballet have historically shared a common artistic leader: founder George Balanchine until his death in 1983, Peter Martins from 1983-2017, and, as of February 2019, Jonathan Stafford.

Guest Teachers include members of the Members of the New York City Ballet and International Guest Teachers.