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Auditions for the 2019-20 academic year will be held on September 5.
More information below.

Purity of Line, Simplicity of Style

New York Theatre Ballet School at 92Y (NYTB/92Y) is a collaboration bringing pre-professional training and performance opportunities to 92Y’s School of Dance. The program is open to students starting at age 7, with curriculum based on the Cecchetti syllabus.

The curriculum is designed to develop strong technical skill and discipline alongside musicality, theatricality, gesture and style. The philosophy is aligned with the 92Y School of Dance’s broader values, looking holistically at each student and training them to be creative artists and thinkers as well as accomplished ballet dancers. The Cecchetti syllabus trains for versatility and performance quality, and has been the backbone of experience for dancers who have gone on to dance in a wide range of professional careers from New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre to Merce Cunningham Company and Broadway.

NYTB/92Y classes include live accompanists in all classes, emphasizing strong musicality, and teaching assistants and small class size allow for highly individualized instruction.

Performance Opportunities

For qualified students, NYTB/92Y’s unique relationship the professional company, New York Theatre Ballet, provides performing experience throughout the year in ballets featuring roles for children such as The Nutcracker and Once Upon a Ballet series.

Students will also gain access into the dance world via additional workshops and open rehearsals with NYTB’s professional company.

Distinguished Faculty

Diana Byer, NYTB Founder and Artistic Director, who leads the program, comes with 40 years as Director of Ballet Instruction at NYTB School, and has a rich history with 92Y, performing here as a young dancer, and presenting NYTB programs over the years.

Placement & Registration

A placement audition is required.

Auditions for the 2019-20 academic year will be held on Thursday, September 5.
4:30-5:30 pm - Ages 7-9
5:30-6:30 pm - Ages 10+

For information about placement auditions please contact us — email | 212.415.5554 for more information.


Level I
Mon & Wed, starts Sep 9, 4:30-5:30 pm, $1,200

Level I: Mon, 4:30-5:30 pm & Wed, 4:30-5:30 pm
Fall Semester Tuition: $1,176

Level II: Tue, 4:30-6 pm & Thu, 4:30-6 pm
Fall Semester Tuition: $1,400

Level III: Tue, 5:30-7 pm & Thu, 5:30-7 pm
Fall Semester Tuition: $1,575

Dress Code:

Level I - Motion Wear leotard, Style #2149, Sunset coral
Level II - Motion Wear leotard, Style #2149, Turquoise
Level III - Motion Wear leotard, Style #2149, Raspberry
All girls are required to wear ballet pink, mesh, convertible tights with back seam, by Body Wrappers, Style #C45. Pink ballet slippers should be secured with one elastic strap. Pointe shoes are to be secured with pink ribbons and half-inch elastic or a wide mesh elastic strap if needed.

Ballet I & II: white leotard, Baltogs #0SL132C, black shorts, Baltogs #315
Ballet III: white leotard, Baltogs #0SL132C, heather grey tights, Baltogs #1308F
All boys are to wear white socks and white ballet slippers secured with one elastic strap.

OnStage Dancewear, located at 197 Madison Avenue (between 34th & 35th Street) offers a 10% discount to all NYTB/92Y students. 212.725.1174.

Diana Byer

Diana Byer is the founder and Artistic Director of New York Theatre Ballet and New York Theatre Ballet School …

About 92Y’s School of Dance

Since its founding in 1935, 92Y’s Dance Center, named the Harkness Dance Center (HDC) in 1994, has been a focal point of the American modern dance world and a pioneer in dance performance, education and professional development — a place where dance history is made.

92Y’s School of Dance provides instruction and performance opportunities to thousands of children, teens, adults and professional dancers and educators in a variety of genres from modern, ballet, tap and jazz to hula, Duncan Technique, flamenco and other forms. The faculty are all committed to 92Y’s philosophy of dance education, and many have professional performing experience and advanced degrees in dance.

About New York Theatre Ballet

With its ever-expanding repertory, New York Theatre Ballet’s programming brings fresh insight to classic revivals paired with the modern sensibilities of both established and up-and-coming choreographers. Going strong in its 39th season, New York Theatre Ballet’s diversity in repertory explores the past while boldly taking risks on the future.

New York Theatre Ballet School was founded in 1978 as the official training school of New York Theatre Ballet. Graded classes are offered at the pre-ballet through advanced levels. The school teaches dance as a total art form, developing strong technical skill and discipline. Following the Cecchetti syllabus, classes emphasize music, theatricality, gesture and style. For qualified students, the school’s unique relationship with NYTB provides performing experience throughout the year in ballets featuring roles for children. For more information, visit

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