Robbins turns 30 and sees Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco, Orpheus, and Symphony in C at New York City Ballet at City Center.  Returning home, he writes to Balanchine, “I’d like to work with you.”  Balanchine replies, “Come on.”  Robbins joins NYCB.

With George Abbott, he co-directs Look, Ma, I’m Dancin’! on Broadway and also choreographs.  He directs That’s the Ticket! which closes in Philadelphia.