Originally founded by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, The School of American Ballet is the official training ground for the New York City Ballet. Beginning students (8-9 years old) and older students (10-14 & 15-18) are chosen through auditions that are normally held at the beginning of September. SAB trains students for careers in ballet; most students go on to become professional dancers, choreographers or artistic directors of companies.
The curriculum at SAB provides students with training in technique (as interpreted and stylized by the late George Balanchine), pointe work, men's classes, variations, adagio, character dancing, music, gymnastics, weight training, ballroom dancing and mime.
For more information on the School of American Ballet, visit their website or contact the school directly.
School of American Ballet
70 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York City, NY 10023-6592
Telephone: (212) 769-6600
Fax: (212) 769-4897