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 Whalen, Maria Kowroski, Robert Fairchild, 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.

This year’s Workshop Performances will take place on May 30 & June 1.  The performance program will be announced in early spring.

Performance Dates and Theater information

2020 Performance Dates

The 2020 Workshop Performances will take place on the following dates at Lincoln Center’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater:

Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 8:00 p.m.
Monday, June 1, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. (Benefit)

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. View more about this venue on Lincoln Center’s web site. 

Click here for directions to Lincoln Center.

Buying Workshop Tickets

Tickets for Workshop Performances may be purchased a few ways — via sab.org, by mail or in person during limited box office hours immediately preceding the performances. Those interested in attending performances are encouraged to order tickets in advance online.

Buy online

Online sales for the Workshop Performance begin in mid-April each year. A link will be available from this page when ticket sales begin. All are encouraged to purchase their Workshop tickets online.

Order by Mail

If you wish to order tickets by mail, you may download and print an order form which will be available in mid-April via link on this page. All mail orders must be postmarked by May 18, 2020. Note that SAB no longer sends order forms by mail and recommends using the online order form.

Box Office Sales

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater from 4 to 6pm on the Friday before the performances, and on the performance dates one hour before curtain. The Juilliard School’s central box office does NOT sell Workshop Performance tickets. Ticket availability at the theater is usually limited. Those able to plan ahead are encouraged to use one of the methods listed above to obtain tickets in advance.

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

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