Engaging, enlightening, and inspiring New York City public school communities through the exploration of New York City Ballet's artistry.
Students and educators learn how ballet is an accessible art form relevant to their daily lives in New York City Ballet’s school residency programs. Aligned with the Common Core Learning Standards and the New York City Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance, these programs promote student-centered, experiential, and interdisciplinary approaches to learning. Our professional dance educators work with classroom teachers to incorporate the arts into literacy and learning.
Partner with us
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 high quality and lasting arts-based experiences, we foster creative learning and cultivate vibrant school communities while sharing the rich cultural legacy of New York City Ballet.
Partner with us for a curriculum-based introduction to the world of ballet. We work directly with classroom teachers to help integrate the arts into everyday learning. Each program includes multiple movement-based workshops led by NYCB teaching artists that can be adapted to in-school or remote learning settings. Before the start of the program, classroom teachers participate in professional development workshop and meet with their teaching artist in order to prepare for a successful residency.
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.