Workshop Performances

SAB’s annual Workshop Performances are a public demonstration of the continuing tradition of excellence fostered at the School. Dozens of advanced students and a selection of Children’s Division students participate each year in the School’s Workshop, which culminates in three spring performances at Lincoln Center’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater with costumes, lights, and live orchestra.

The ballets presented include standards from the Balanchine repertory, Bournonville excerpts, Jerome Robbins’ ballets, other classical masterworks. In recent years, the Workshop program has featured more contemporary ballets by Justin Peck and William Forsythe. The School also commissions new choreography made especially on SAB students.

Several notable alumni made their pre-professional debut at SAB’s Workshop Performances including Wendy Whelan, Maria Kowroski, Taylor Stanley, Robert Fairchild, Paloma Herrera, Tiler Peck and SAB’s own artistic director Jonathan Stafford. We invite you to join us for the annual spring performances and be introduced to the talented dancers of the future.

2023 Performance Dates and Theater information

SAB’s Workshop Performances will return once again to the Peter Jay Sharp Theater this spring! Performances will be held on the follow dates and times:

Saturday, June 3, 2023
2:00 PM
8:00 PM

Monday, June 5, 2023
Workshop Performance Benefit

7:00 PM

Peter Jay Sharp Theater

All Workshop Performances take place at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 155 West 65th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam). The theater entrance is at street level through the main entrance to the Juilliard School. Underground parking is available adjacent to the theater entrance.

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Header image by Paul Kolnik from the 2019 Workshop Performances; Bourrée Fantasque choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Learn about our Workshop Benefit