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


Association — Contribution: $100-$999

FRIEND — $100 (fully tax deductible)

  • Association Open House. Join us to watch classes on this festive day at SAB. (Members Only)
  • SAB Newsletter Subscription. Read in-depth features about SAB, its students and alumni twice each year.
  • Workshop Performance Advance Announcement.  Receive notice of SAB's acclaimed June performances.

PARTNER — $250 (all but $25 is tax deductible)

All of the preceding benefits, plus

  • Class Visit. Observe an intermediate or advanced class and see SAB's world-class training up close.
  • Workshop Final Rehearsal. Join us in the theater Mezzanine for the final Workshop rehearsal.
  • New York City Ballet Rehearsal. See SAB's alumni rehearse on the stage of the David H. Koch Theater.

BENEFACTOR — $500 (all but $25 is tax deductible)

All of the preceding benefits, plus

  • Additional Class Visit. Attend two classes.
  • Studio Showing.  Attend an educational seminar in an SAB studio, featuring students and teachers.
  • Breakfast and Special Programs. Attend a behind-the-scenes breakfast and presentation before each SAB Open House.
  • Invitations to SAB Special Events. Receive formal mailings for SAB’s by invitation only annual benefit events.
  • Workshop Performance Program. See your name listed in the Workshop Performance program with our thanks.


For additional giving levels, please see our Donors Circle page.

For detailed explanations of the benefits outlined above, see Description of Member Privileges or call the Individual Giving Manager at (212) 769-6611. Member benefits are valid for one calendar year from the date of your gift. All events are for the Member and one guest, unless otherwise specified.

Matching Gifts

Many companies match their employees' gifts to charitable organizations like SAB. Ask your employer if they’ll match your contribution and SAB will upgrade your membership to reflect the combined total of your gift and the match!


When you make a gift of $500 or more, you may authorize SAB to charge this gift to your credit card in four equal monthly installments over the course of the year. You will receive full benefits based on your expected level of annual giving from day one.

*To make an installment gift please call the Individual Giving Office at (212) 769-6614, as installment gifts cannot be processed online.