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Leading Soloist

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.

Learn more about Sarah...

Where were you born and raised?

Chicago, Illinois

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 intensices at Houston Ballet and Jacob's Pillow.

Sarah Chun as Courtesan Emilie and Joseph Taylor as Valmont in Dangerous Liaisons. Photo Emma Kauldhar
Dracula's brides take a rare opportunity to seduce and feast upon Harker
Matthew Topliss and Sarah Chun dancing in Northern Lights.
Aiko practices her Geisha skills

Previous companies

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 plae (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).

Career/training highlights

Dancing Alice in Septime Webre's Alice in Wonderland, dancing the role of Lucy in David Nixon OBE's Dracula and creating and performing the role of Aiko in Kenneth Tindall's Geisha.

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.

Sarah is sponsored by Bernard Eke.

Header photo by Lisa Stonehouse. Other photos by Emma Kauldhar and Emily Nuttall.