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Ballet Essentials

Mondays at 6:30 PM and Saturdays at 10:30 AM

Experience New York City Ballet in a brand new way in these 75-minute movement workshops for teens and adults with little or no dance training.

NYCB dancers lead participants through a ballet warm-up and movement combinations inspired by repertory in the current season. Workshops also include a brief Q&A with the artists. With an ever-changing roster of dancers and repertory, no two Ballet Essentials are the same. Stretch your mind and body at these one-of-a-kind workshops led by some of your favorite dancers.

Looking for a virtual experience? Visit the Ballet Essentials Online page.


Dancer instructors for each Ballet Essentials will be announced here the week before each workshop takes place. Instructors are subject to change.

FEB 4 – Led by Principal Dancer Russell Janzen and Soloist Emily Kikta 


$32 per person

Please note that due to the structure of this event, no late entry is permitted once the workshop has started.


Clothing that is comfortable to move in. Ballet shoes are optional.


New York City Ballet Rehearsal Studios
Samuel B. & David Rose Building, 7th Floor
165 West 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam

Your Safety

New York City Ballet requires proper mask usage for all employees and visitors at all workshops taking place in the Samuel B. & David Rose Building (“the Studios”).

Visitors attending workshops will be required to either present proof of full vaccination, authorized by the FDA or WHO, against COVID-19 (i.e., two weeks after the final dose in the primary series of vaccination), or proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test administered within 48 hours of the event or a rapid antigen test administered on the day of the event), in order to be admitted to the Studios.   

Please visit the Your Safety page for our complete and most up-to-date policies, which are subject to change. 

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