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

The Mae L. Wien Awards

The Mae L. Wien Awards were established at the School of American Ballet by Lawrence A. Wien with his daughters and their families to honor Mrs. Wien, a great devotee of ballet who was also deeply interested in young people. Each year several students are chosen to receive awards for their outstanding promise and a faculty member is honored for his or her distinguished service. When deemed appropriate by Peter Martins, a third award is given to a young choreographer. Please enjoy learning more about this prestigious award and its recipients.