BAE Annual Studio Showing and Spring Performance

The BAE Pre-Professional Division students perform in two annual productions, The Studio Showing in February at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, and the Spring Performance in May at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College.

The BAE Student Company was formed in 2003 to provide performing opportunities to the aspiring dancers of BAE’s Pre-Professional Ballet Division. The Company performs twice annually, in February and May.

Unique Projects, Inc., our fiscal sponsor, is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)3 organization created by Pentacle/DanceWorks, providing tax-exempt umbrella status on a project-to-project basis to chosen artists and companies of a high caliber. For more information go to

The Spring Journal is an annual BAE tradition. This keepsake book is distributed every year in May, just prior to the Spring Performances. The Journal contains, highlights from the school year, student and faculty photos, business advertisements and student acknowledgements.

Donations to the Annual Fund are tax-deductible. Proceeds go directly toward funding the Studio Showing and the Spring Performance. Donations of any amount are accepted and deeply appreciated. We welcome underwriting gifts toward the Studio Showing and Spring Performance toward costumes, theater rental, choreography, etc. For information on how you can support the BAE Student Company, please contact us by email or phone (212-410-9140). Thank you.

Download Annual Fund Form

Dancers Corner is a monthly fundraiser that takes place at BAE during the school year. The parents and children of the Pre-Professional Division sell baked goods and other items in order to raise awareness, community spirit and funds for the BAE Student Company. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer to help with Dancers Corner.



Darla Hoover has staged many Balanchine ballets for the BAE Student Company including Scherzo á la Russe, Raymonda Variations, Divertimento No.15, Tarantella, Walpurgisnacht Ballet, Serenade and La Source.

The faculty of BAE's Pre-Professional Division who have lent their choreographic and staging talents to the school over the years includes Charles Askegard, Stacy Caddell, Olga Dvorovenko, Peter Frame, Jenna Lavin, Francis Patrelle and Cheryl Yeager.

Many world-renowned artists have choreographed and/ or staged works for the BAE Student Company including Cynthia Gregory, Daniel Baudendistel, Laszlo Berdo, Kathy Brenner-Lasikow, Stacy Caddell, Jeffrey Cirio, Wes Chapman, Marcia Dale Weary, Christopher d'Amboise, Lisa de Ribere, John Gardner, Tom Gold, Nina Heinz, Alan Hineline, Nikolaj Hübbe, Anita Intrieri, Sean Lavery, Jenna Lavin, Lourdes Lopez, Francisco Martinez, David Morse, Matthew Neenan, Francis Patrelle, Johan Renvall, Hazel Sabas-Gower, Barbara Sandonato, Margo Sappington, Kelly Ann Sloan, Margaret Tracey, Daniel Ulbricht, Rex Wheeler and Roger Van Fleteren.

DVDs of past performances are available for purchase online.


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