1651 Third Avenue, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10128
(212) 410-9140

Located in the heart of New York, BAE has five spacious, air-conditioned studios with sprung floors, mirrors, sound systems, and pianos, which are available for rental. The versatile spaces at BAE are ideal for your next reception, fundraiser, corporate event, meeting, private party, photo shoot, or rehearsal.

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Your Gift Builds Futures

Ballet Academy East is dedicated to unleashing individual potential inside and outside of the studio. Your support enables us to close the gap between actual operating expenses and funds raised from tuition. Please donate today and help BAE continue to provide unique and meaningful learning opportunities that transcend socioeconomic boundaries.

Tax-deductible donations go directly toward scholarships and funding vital performing opportunities for the BAE Pre-Professional Division students.

There are a variety of ways individuals and corporations can help BAE foster the dreams of our dedicated young dancers and sustain our vision of nurturing and developing the artists of tomorrow.

All donations to the Annual Fund are tax-deductible. The proceeds go toward scholarships, performance and educational opportunities for the students of Ballet Academy East. Click here to donate today!

   View the Annual Fund Letter

Underwriting donations are tax-deductible and directly fund scholarships, performance and educational opportunities for the students of BAE. Examples of underwriting opportunities are costumes for a specific ballet, theater costs either for a night or for the run, lighting design, photographer, videographer, or licensing. Performance underwriting opportunities range from $2,000-$50,000.

Sponsors and underwriters are recognized in BAE performance programs, invitations, and event material. Please contact Julia Dubno concerning sponsorship and underwriting opportunities.

The Ballet Academy East Gala annually raises funds in support of scholarships and educational opportunities for Pre-Professional Division students.

This year, it was a great pleasure for BAE to have the opportunity to honor Jeanne Finlay, a longtime and tireless supporter of Ballet Academy East. Jeanne is a founding member of the BAE Benefit Committee, was a major force in creating Dancers Corner, and is the mother of two of BAE’s proud alumni, Page and Chase.

The 2018 BAE Gala will be held on Saturday, March 3rd at New York Live Arts, following the 5pm Winter Performance. Underwriting gifts allow us to put more funds toward scholarships and educational opportunities for the students of BAE. Gala underwriting opportunities range from $1,000-$10,000. 

Please contact Julia Dubno to discuss gala underwriting opportunities.

By joining with BAE, sponsors will have an extraordinary opportunity to support arts education as well as present their business to our diverse community.

Packages include prominent listing in event material, VIP tickets to performances, ad space in journals and programs, sponsor’s promotional materials displayed at the school and theater, and acknowledgement on the BAE website. Corporate sponsorship opportunities begin at $10,000.

We are proud to have Unique Projects/Pentacle Inc. as our fiscal sponsor.

Inaugurated in 1988, Unique Projects, Inc. is a program created and administered by Pentacle/DanceWorks, Inc. Unique Projects, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation that provides a tax-exempt umbrella and technical assistance on a project-by-project basis to artists and companies whose work is of high caliber and for whom the program’s specific structure is appropriate. For additional information please visit:

Spring Journal

The Ballet Academy East Spring Journal is a treasured annual tradition where you can dedicate a page of acknowledgement and support to our students and faculty.

Dancers Corner

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.