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Sarah Chun

Dancer
Sarah Chun

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.

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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.

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 roles are Juliet (Romeo and Juliet) and Giselle (Giselle).

Career/training highlights

Dancing Odette/Odile in Devon Carney's Swan Lake with Kansas City Ballet and as Alice in Septime Webre's Alice in Wonderland.

What do you like most about being a dancer?

I feel like myself the most as a dancer. Being able to express myself and to be inspired everyday is a blessing that I get to have as a dancer.

If you could adapt one work into a ballet what would it be?

Titanic.

What is your favourite book?

How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gates Gill.

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?

A yoga teacher or something to do with fashion.

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