Sarah is from Chicago, Illinois and trained at the Faubourg School of Ballet and The Joffrey Ballet Academy of Chicago. She previously danced with Oklahoma City Ballet and Kansas City Ballet. She has won awards placing second and third at the Youth America Grand Prix in Chicago. She joined Northern Ballet in 2016.
Sarah is sponsored by Bernard Eke.
Learn more about Sarah...
Where were you born and raised?
At what age did you start dancing?
6 years old
Where did you train?
Northwest Ballet Academy, Faubourg School of Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet Academy of Chicago and summer intensives at Houston Ballet and Jacob's Pillow.
Oklahoma City Ballet and Kansas City Ballet.
Awards, nominations and prizes
Youth America Grand Prix Chicago 2nd place (Junior Division) (2007), Carey Rose Winski Competition 3rd place (2007), Youth America Grand Prix Chicago 3rd place (Junior Division) (2008), Carey Rose Winski Competition 1st place (2008), Youth America Grand Prix Chicago 3rd place (Senior Division) (2009), Carey Rose Winski Competition 1st place (2009).
Which Northern Ballet roles would you most like to perform?
My dream role is Juliet (Romeo and Juliet).
What do you like most about being a dancer?
Being a dancer gives me the blessing to express myself through art and movement.
What is your favourite book?
What I Know for Sure by Oprah Winfrey.
What is your favourite post-show meal?
Anything with a nice protein.
How do you like to relax?
Yoga and a good book.
If you weren't a dancer what would you be?
I'd love to study Business Management.
Photos by Emma Kauldhar, Riku Ito and Emily Nuttall.