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, and other classical masterworks. In recent years, the Workshop program has featured more contemporary ballets by Justin Peck, William Forsythe, and Gianna Reisen. 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, Sara Mearns, Mira Nadon, 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.

2024 Performance Dates and Theater information

Saturday, June 8, 2024
2:00 PM
8:00 PM
All Tickets: $70

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Workshop Benefit
7:00 PM
Performance-only tickets: $125; Benefit tickets and tables are also available.

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.

Click here for directions to Lincoln Center.

2024 Performance Program

Serenade

Credit Photo: Paul Kolnik

Music by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky
Choreography by George Balanchine

Tendu (A World Premiere)

(Benefit night only)
Music by Antonio Vivaldi
Choreography by Lauren Lovette

Scènes de Ballet

Credit Photo: Paul Kolnik

Music by Igor Stravinsky
Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon

Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2

Credit Photo: Erin Baiano

(3rd Movement only)
Music by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky
Choreography by George Balanchine

Buying Workshop Tickets

The only way to purchase tickets to the  Saturday Workshop Performances in advance is via the online form. Phone or mail orders are no longer accepted.

Workshop Benefit tickets are currently on sale via this link.

A limited number of tickets are expected to be available for walk-up purchases at the box office of the Peter Jay Sharp Theater on June 7 from 4-6pm and starting one hour before each performance on June 8 and 11. Note that SAB operates a pop-up box office at Juilliard only during the hours stated above.  Tickets are not available by calling the Juilliard box office.

For questions, please contact workshop@sab.org.

Header image by Paul Kolnik from the 2014 Workshop Performances; Serenade choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

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