Happy 80th Anniversary to The School of American Ballet! The SAB Facebook page posted this photo today with the following caption:
The School opened its doors on Madison Avenue 80 years ago today! This ad appeared in Dance Magazine in early 1934 promoting "a complete education in the art of the dance toward the creation of an American Ballet Company." Happy Anniversary SAB!
The woman who trained me, Maine State Ballet's Artistic Director, Linda MacArthur Miele, started attending SAB at age 11 and was quickly placed in a class called "special class." Others in the small class included Suzanne Farrell, Merrill Ashley, and Paul Mejia to name a few. One special part of being in this class was having Mr. Balanchine come unannounced to teach every so often. Mrs. Miele was later accepted into New York City Ballet when she was 13 years old.
Little piece of history! Hope you're all having a wonderful week! Don't forget to follow on the right hand side or LIKE on Facebook!