Engaging, supporting, and inspiring New York City public school communities through the exploration of New York City Ballet's artistry.
Students and educators work to strengthen their own artistic voices and explore how ballet is an accessible art form relevant to their daily lives. Aligned with the Common Core Learning Standards and the New York City Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance, these programs promote experiential, and interdisciplinary approaches to learning that center social-emotional development, collaboration, and self-expression. Our professional dance educators partner with classroom teachers to incorporate the arts into literacy and learning.
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As a fellow resident of the city, New York City Ballet is committed to being an integral part of the educational growth of young people in New York City public schools. By working together to create impactful arts-based experiences, we foster creative learning and cultivate a community of celebration that invites students into the cultural legacy of New York City Ballet.
The Nutcracker Project
Available to students in 3rd-4th grade, this interdisciplinary program allows students to foster artistic expression through the lens of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®.
This program, offered to students in 1st–2nd grade, promotes dancemaking and literacy.
This program invites students in 3rd–5th grades to learn about inspiration as a vehicle for creating art.
Backstage at the Ballet Tours
Led by New York City Ballet educators, this program introduces students to New York City ballet.
Answers to commonly asked questions about our school programs.