Zita J. Ezpeleta appointed SAB Board Chair

Zita J. Ezpeleta School of American Ballet Board ChairA passionate, life-long supporter of the arts, Zita J. Ezpeleta has served on the Board of Directors of School of American Ballet since 2011. Her commitment to SAB’s Professional Placement Program for advanced students has been substantial and unwavering. Prior to becoming Board Chair this year, she led as Board Secretary and Co-Chairman of our Development Committee, in addition to serving as a member of SAB’s Executive, Nominating, and Strategic Planning Committees. Her support continues to allow countless students to not only train at SAB, but to propel them into the next phase of their professional career through the audition process and non-artistic personal development programs.

“The bright future of American ballet starts here at the School of American Ballet. One peek into our studios makes this instantly clear, because within you will see students of extreme talent from diverse backgrounds gloriously intent on inventing themselves as dancers. They are nurtured by superb teachers, supported by a key network of life and wellness programs, and linked as artists by a singular approach to technique and expression that is pure Balanchine. I am proud to help advance this vibrant legacy through my support of the Chairman’s Circle.”

– Zita J. Ezpeleta

Ms. Ezpeleta holds a JD degree from Harvard Law School and a BA in Literature from Harvard College. She is married to Carlyle Group CEO and Lincoln Center Theater Board President Kewsong Lee.