A number of ballets in New York City Ballet's repertoire feature roles for children. These roles are filled exclusively by SAB's students, who are typically enrolled in the School's Children's Division. The selection of students for these productions is made solely by NYCB's children's ballet mistress Dena Abergel.
NYCB ballets in which SAB students perform include:
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Mendelssohn/Balanchine)
Circus Polka (Stravinsky/Robbins)
Mother Goose Suite (Ravel/Robbins)
Union Jack (traditional songs, Kay/Balanchine) Mozartiana (Tschaikovsky/Balanchine)
Songs of the Auvergne (Canteloube/Martins)
The Sleeping Beauty (Tschaikovsky/Martins after Petipa)
Swan Lake (Tschaikovsky/Martins after Ivanov, Petipa and Balanchine)
Scènes de Ballet (Stravinsky/Wheeldon)
Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saëns/Wheeldon)
Double Feature (Berlin/Donaldson/Stroman)
New York City Ballet performs at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater during Fall, Winter and Spring seasons annually. For NYCB scheduling information and ticket sales, visit New York City Ballet's website.
Photos by Paul Kolnik, George Balanchine's The Nutcracker (top); Harliquinade (bottom); Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust