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January – May 2025

Program Components
  • Ten movement-based workshops
  • Classroom teacher professional development session
  • Lecture-demonstration
  • NYCB student matinee performance*

$650 per class

Invite students to learn about inspiration as a vehicle for creating art as they experience and investigate New York City Ballet’s dynamic choreography. By examining works by Founding Choreographers George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, and Resident Choreographer Justin Peck, students are challenged to think critically, act creatively, and work collaboratively as they come together to choreograph their own group dances.

NYCB Teaching Artists lead ten movement-based workshops that focus on the creative process, culminating in a presentation of student-generated choreography. Students also view a live streamed interactive lecture demonstration and attend a live NYCB performance at Lincoln Center.


I love that the students get to work together, creatively, and with their bodies in such a deliberate way. There are few other opportunities in the school year for them to do that. Plus, it exposes them to an art form that many wouldn't get the chance to explore.

5th Grade Teacher, Manhattan

A look at Project Ballet

*Student Matinee Performances and in-school instruction will be offered in accordance with city and NYCB employee health guidelines. In the event that a live performance or onsite instruction is not feasible, a virtual alternative will be provided. This may vary for fall and winter sessions.