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

Admission

Auditions for 11 to 18 year olds

All applicants 11-years-old and over are expected to have previous ballet training.   Winter Term auditions for this age group are held on the Tuesday after Labor Day. Those accepted begin classes during the same week.  There is a $35 application fee for these auditions.  Applicants who are between the ages of 12 and 18 are strongly encouraged to audition for SAB's five week Summer Course, as that program can be an entry point to the Winter Term.  For more information about SAB's Summer Course, visit this link.

 

General Audition Information

 

  • All applicants must show official proof of birth at the time of the audition. Only a government issued document such as a birth certificate or passport will be acceptable as proof.
  • As a general rule, recommendation letters, photographs and resumes are not accepted at auditions.
  • All girls should bring pointe shoes to the audition.
  • Observation of auditions is not permitted