Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Access
These exclusive events offer groups the opportunity to interact with and learn from NYCB artists.
Group Adventures are only available to groups with the purchase of performance tickets through Group Sales. Arrangements must be made in advance and are subject to availability. Participants must be at least 10 years old to attend Meet the Dancer, Meet the Musician, and Dress Makes the Dance, and at least 13 years old to participate in a ballet class or performance workshop. Call 212-870-4200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing and scheduling details.
Meet the Dancer
Experience ballet from the other side of the footlights
A NYCB dancer will immerse your group in the life of a Company member during this 45-minute discussion and backstage tour, sharing insights into the life of a dancer and providing background for the performance your group is attending. You’ll hear interesting moments from the history of both NYCB and our home, the David H. Koch Theater, and have the opportunity to experience the breathtaking view of the auditorium from onstage. Participants must be at least 10 years old.
Read about Saint Mary’s Hall meeting Soloist Unity Phelan.
Meet the Musician
See the music and hear the dance from a musician’s perspective
Your group will enjoy the splendor of the Theater as a member from the Company’s 62-piece Orchestra leads a conversation on music’s integral contribution to the beauty of a ballet performance. Participants must be at least 10 years old.
Dress Makes the Dance
Revel in half a century of costumes and design
Join our costume shop supervisor on a guided tour of various locations where costumes are stored and readied for use in performances, while learning about costume design, creation, and maintenance. Participants must be at least 10 years old.
Ballet Master Class
Dance in the same studio as NYCB’s greatest
Ballet students (ages 13 and older with prior ballet experience) have the opportunity to take a Balanchine technique class taught by a NYCB dancer. Choose from either a 60- or 90-minute session on Saturday or Sunday mornings.
Step inside the studio and learn a NYCB piece
Performance groups (ages 13 or older with prior ballet experience) are invited inside the rehearsal studio with the option to learn choreography from NYCB’s current season or to receive coaching from a NYCB dancer on an existing routine.
Call 212-870-4200 or email email@example.com to add a Group Adventure to your reservation or inquire about pricing or scheduling.
*Cost of Group Adventure is dependent on group size and is in addition to performance tickets. Arrangements must be made in advance and are subject to availability.
Meet the Dancer, Meet the Musician, and Dress Makes the Dance take place 90 minutes prior to the performance.
Ballet Class and Performance Workshop take place Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10 AM.