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School of American Ballet
New York City, New York

  • project School of American Ballet
  • architect Diller Scofidio + Renfro
  • lighting designer Susan Tillotson Design

The School of Amer­i­can Ballet (SAB), the offi­cial train­ing acad­emy of the New York City Ballet, was estab­lished in 1934 by leg­endary chore­o­g­ra­pher George Bal­an­chine and phil­an­thropist Lin­coln Kirstein as the first and most essen­tial step in their quest to create an Amer­i­can clas­si­cal ballet com­pany.

SAB, located at New York City’s Lin­coln Center, is today the pre­mier ballet acad­emy in the United States, train­ing more stu­dents who go on to become pro­fes­sional dancers than any other school. SAB’s former stu­dents fill the ranks of the New York City Ballet and other lead­ing US and inter­na­tional ballet com­pa­nies. The School’s alumni roster is a who’s who” of twen­ti­eth cen­tury Amer­i­can clas­si­cal ballet, filled with names such as Suzanne Far­rell, Arthur Mitchell, Maria Tallchief, and Darci Kistler, as well as Broad­way leg­ends Chita Rivera and Hinton Battle. Con­struc­tion has been com­pleted on two new stu­dios at SAB’s Lin­coln Center head­quar­ters. The Selux M100 recessed fix­tures allowed for seam­less and uni­form light­ing with an archi­tec­tural focus. The school is part of a ren­o­va­tion of the 50 year-old Lin­coln Center. The inno­v­a­tive design of the two glass stu­dios float­ing inside the build­ing was cre­ated by archi­tects Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

Light­ing designer Suzan Tillot­son used M100 and mod­i­fied M60 lumi­naires to create a unique ambi­ence for the dance space. A direct view in the mir­rors shows a com­fort­able uni­form illu­mi­na­tion ideal for the dancers.

  • M100 LED is constructed from 3 15/16" (100mm) wide extruded low copper aluminum housing and die cast endcaps · Exact cut lengths, lit corners, and project-specific Configurations may be specified · Impact-resistant lenses offer controlled lighting, protect against dust, and ensure high luminaire efficiency · Modular design allows for easy access to optical chamber · Available with LED Optimized White acrylic lens, Clear lens with Microprism inlay, or (Direct only) Symmetrical LMO lens, 5° Asymmetrical LMO lens, 20° Asymmetrical LMO lens, and Batwing LMO Selux My White Tunable White technology allows for CCT and output control between 2700K and 6500K with 90CRI minimum M100 LED Regressed lighting offers the advantages a hidden light source and energy efficiency. Regressed lighting attractively fits into any kind of ceiling and can be applied for commercial, retail, and various other applications to transform general lighting into something special
  • M60 LED is constructed from 2 3/8” (60mm) wide extruded low copper aluminum housing and die cast endcaps · Exact cut lengths, lit corners, and project-specific Configurations may be specified · Impact-resistant lenses offer controlled lighting, protect against dust, and ensure high luminaire efficiency · Modular design allows for easy access to optical chamber · Available with LED Optimized White acrylic lens, Clear lens with Microprism inlay, or (Direct only) Symmetrical LMO lens, 5° Asymmetrical LMO lens, 20° Asymmetrical LMO lens, and Batwing LMO Selux My White Tunable White technology allows for CCT and output control between 2700K and 6500K with 90CRI minimum M60 LED Regressed lighting offers the advantages a hidden light source and energy efficiency · Regressed lighting attractively fits into any kind of ceiling and can be applied for commercial, retail, and various other applications to transform general lighting into something special Selux M60 LED Wet Location is a durable luminaire for lighting designers and architects who are looking for a fixture that can withstand the unfavorable elements in the environment, while maintaining its high performance and continuous lines of light
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