Our Mission

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 9:31 am

Since 1992, the Scarsdale Ballet Studio has been recognized throughout Westchester and the New York metro area for the quality of its curriculum and the professionalism of its faculty.  Starting with our youngest dancers, our primary aim is to nurture a life-long of dancing.  Our balanced, creative, and traditional approach shapes each student into a healthy, technically accomplished, versatile dancer, regardless of his or her aspirations.  Through classes, rehearsals, and performances, we inspire our students to explore the full range of their artistic abilities.

Beyond exploring the classical repertoire, the Studio offers its dancers an opportunity unique in Westchester: to learn and perform the choreography of George Balanchine with Artistic Director Diana White, a former soloist of the New York City Ballet who worked directly with Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. Additionally, our students work on an on-going basis with renowned New York City-based, award-winning choreographers and dancers.

SBS students are regularly accepted into the most prestigious summer training programs, such as the American Ballet Theater, School of American Ballet, Boston Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Alvin Ailey, and Joffrey Summer Intensives, Suzanne Farrell’s Cedar Island and Kennedy Center Programs, the Kirov Academy, the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, NYSSA, the Gelsey Kirkland Academy, and more. Several of our alumni have gone on to become members of the American Ballet Theatre, Miami City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet.  Two of our students have been medalists at the Youth America Grand Prix, the largest international student ballet competition awarding scholarships to the world’s foremost professional ballet academies.

Many of our students have been accepted into colleges with major dance programs, including Harvard, Columbia, NYU, and the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College. Others now have careers in dance management, marketing, and journalism, most notably at New York City Ballet and Pointe Magazine. Still others have become keepers of the flame, embarking on careers as professional ballet teachers and studio owners themselves.

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