Master Class with Suki Schorer

About Suki Schorer

Suki Schorer

Suki joined New York City Ballet in 1959 and was promoted to principal dancer in 1968. She performed leading roles in numerous ballets by George Balanchine and originated soloist parts in Balanchine’s Don Quixote, La Source, Raymonda Variations, Harlequinade, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. From her earliest days in the Company, Mr. Balanchine recognized Ms. Schorer’s potential as an instructor, asking her to teach classes for new NYCB company members and sending her to the School of American Ballet to guest teach. Upon her retirement 1972, Balanchine appointed

Suki Schorer

her to SAB’s permanent faculty, where she has taught technique, pointe and variations classes and staged Balanchine masterworks for the annual Workshop performances for 47 years.

She is the author of Suki Schorer on Balanchine Technique (Knopf 1999) and Put Your Best Foot Forward: A Young Dancer’s Guide to Life (Workman, 2005). Ms. Schorer is a frequent guest teacher and lecturer on the Balanchine aesthetic at schools and companies around the world. She received the Dance Magazine Award in 1998.


12:30-2:30 pm Advanced Ballet
30 min. break
3:00-4:00pm Pointe


4:30-6:30 pm Advanced Ballet
15 min. break
6:45-7:45pm Pointe
7:45-8:30pm Lecture/Demo (Free with masterclass registration)

Open to the Public, professional dancers, and SJDT Level 5, 6.

$30 per class for SJDT dancers $35 per class for NonSJDT dancers
Observation Fee $10 per class. No photos or videography allowed.

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