Founded by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein
Chairman of Faculty and Artistic Director Peter Martins

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Beauty of Ballet

Swan Lake in performance at a 2012 Lecture-Demonstration. Photo by Rosalie O'Connor

The Beauty of Ballet is SAB’s free Lecture-Demonstration program which is open to the public and presented at NYC neighborhood venues for family audiences.  This hour-long presentation is led by SAB faculty member Katrina Killian and features intermediate and advanced SAB students. Audiences are offered a sneak-peek inside SAB’s classroom to witness how students train to become professional dancers. The program concludes with excerpts from famous ballets including The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty - performed by our students to live music.   Recommended for ages 4 and above, The Beauty of Ballet is a wonderful introduction to the art of ballet.  

The 2014 Beauty of Ballet performance schedule is included below.  Check the venue web sites for more information. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014
1:00pm & 3:00pm
Queens Theatre

14 United Nations Avenue South
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY 11368
Saturday, March 8
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
Campus Road & Hillel Place
Brooklyn, NY 12210
Saturday, March 22

Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture
Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street
Bronx, NY 10451


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.