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Sarah Lamb

Principal of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Sarah Lamb in action.
Sarah Lamb in Tetractys – The Art of Fugue, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Johan Persson, 2014

American dancer Sarah Lamb is a Principal of The Royal Ballet. She joined the Company as a First Soloist in 2004 and was promoted to Principal in May 2006. She created the title role in Wayne McGregor’s Raven Girl and principal roles in his ballets Carbon Life, Live Fire Exercise, Limen, Chroma and Tetractys – The Art of Fugue. Other role creations include Perdita (Christopher Wheeldon's The Winter's Tale).

Lamb was born in Boston and trained at the Boston Ballet School with Tatiana Nicolaevna Legat. In 1998 she was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts and awarded a gold medal by President Bill Clinton at the White House. She joined Boston Ballet that year and was promoted to soloist in 2001 and principal in 2003. Her many awards include silver medals at the Third Japan International Ballet Competition in Nagoya (1999), the New York IBC (2000) and the USA IBC (2002).

Lamb's repertory with the Company includes leading roles in all the classical, dramatic and contemporary repertories, including ballets by Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, August Bournonville, Kenneth MacMillan, Alastair Marriott, Jerome Robbins and Liam Scarlett. In addition to her role creations for McGregor and Wheeldon, she created a role in David Dawson's The Human Seasons.

Videos

News and features

Your reaction: Ashton Mixed Programme 2014

Your reaction: Ashton Mixed Programme 2014

22 October 2014

Audience comments from the first night of works by Frederick Ashton, including Scènes de ballet and Symphonic Variations.

Watch: Sarah Lamb, Laura Morera and Zenaida Yanowsky on returning to the role of Manon

Watch: Sarah Lamb, Laura Morera and Zenaida Yanowsky on returning to the role of Manon

10 October 2014

Royal Ballet Principals talk about the significance of Manon in their careers and the acting skills it demands of a dancer.

Cast confirmation: Sampling The Myth at Deloitte Ignite 2014

Cast confirmation: Sampling The Myth at Deloitte Ignite 2014

26 August 2014

A number of Royal Ballet dancers are performing extracts from iconic dance works.

Connectome: Cutting-edge ballet from cutting-edge science

Connectome: Cutting-edge ballet from cutting-edge science

28 May 2014

A new theory about what creates our memories, personality and intellect has influenced Alastair Marriott's new ballet.

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on The Winter’s Tale

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on The Winter’s Tale

28 April 2014

Another chance to see the backstage films screened as part of our live cinema relay.

Gallery: Rehearsals for The Winter's Tale 2014

Gallery: Rehearsals for The Winter's Tale 2014

3 April 2014

Christopher Wheeldon's new work is The Royal Ballet’s first full-length Shakespeare adaptation for almost 50 years.



Photos

Alexander Campbell and Sarah Lamb in rehearsal for The Age of Anxiety ©ROH. Bill Cooper 2014.

Sander Blommaert, Ricardo Cervera, Donald Thom, Sarah Lamb, Solomon Golding, Alexander Campbell and Nicol Edmonds in Connectome, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2014

Sarah Lamb and Artists of the Royal Ballet in Connectome, The Royal Ballet © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014

Sarah Lamb in rehearsals for Connectome © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2014

Sarah Lamb in rehearsal for Tetractys - The Art of Fugue, The Royal Ballet ©ROH/Johan Persson, 2014

Sarah Lamb and Paul Kay in rehearsal for Tetractys - The Art of Fugue, The Royal Ballet ©ROH/Johan Persson, 2014

Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae © ROH/Johan Persson, 2014

Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae in Scènes de ballet © ROH/Tristram Kenton 2014

Sarah Lamb, Lauren Cuthbertson and Edward Watson in rehearsal for The Winter's Tale © ROH/Johan Persson, 2014

Sarah Lamb in rehearsal for The Winter's Tale © ROH/Johan Persson, 2014

Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae in rehearsal for The Winter's Tale © ROH/Johan Persson, 2014

Thomas Whitehead as Robert Wood and Sarah Lamb as Marie in Sweet Violets, The Royal Ballet © ROH / Tristram Kenton 2014

Sarah Lamb as Perdita and Steven McRae as Florizel in The Winter's Tale, The Royal Ballet, © ROH / Johan Persson 2014

Sarah Lamb as Perdita and Steven McRae as Florizel in The Winter's Tale © ROH / Johan Persson, 2014

Sarah Lamb as Perdita and Steven McRae as Florizel in The Winter's Tale © ROH / Johan Persson, 2014

Sarah Lamb as Perdita in The Winter's Tale, The Royal Ballet, © ROH / Johan Persson 2014

Paul Kay, Steven McRae and Sarah Lamb in Tetractys - The Art of Fugue, The Royal Ballet © ROH / Johan Persson, 2014

Sarah Lamb in Tetractys - The Art of Fugue, The Royal Ballet © ROH / Johan Persson, 2014

Sarah Lamb in Tetractys – The Art of Fugue, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Johan Persson, 2014

Sarah Lamb and Eric Underwood in rehearsals for Raven Girl © ROH/Johan Persson, 2013

Sarah Lamb in rehearsals for Raven Girl © ROH/Johan Persson, 2013

Sarah Lamb and Wayne McGregor in rehearsals for Raven Girl © ROH/Johan Persson, 2013

Wayne McGregor, Sarah Lamb and Thiago Soares in rehearsals for Raven Girl © ROH/Johan Persson, 2013

Wayne McGregor and Sarah Lamb in rehearsals for Raven Girl © ROH/Johan Persson, 2013

Sarah Lamb and Johannes Stepanek in rehearsals © Andrej Uspenski 2013

Sarah Lamb in 24 Preludes © ROH/Johan Persson, 2013

Sarah Lamb as Raven Girl and Thiago Soares as the Doctor in Raven Girl © ROH / Johan Persson 2013

5 December: Sarah Lamb in Raven Girl in May 2013

Sarah Lamb as Raven Girl and Eric Underwood as the Prince in Raven Girl © ROH / Johan Persson 2013

Sarah Lamb as Raven Girl and Eric Underwood as the Prince in Raven Girl © ROH / Johan Persson 2013

Sarah Lamb in Raven Girl © ROH/Johan Persson, 2013

Sarah Lamb as Raven Girl in Raven Girl © ROH / Johan Persson 2013

Sarah Lamb as Raven Girl in Raven Girl © ROH / Johan Persson 2013

Sarah Lamb as Raven Girl in Raven Girl © ROH / Johan Persson 2013

Sarah Lamb as Raven Girl in Raven Girl © ROH / Johan Persson 2013

Sarah Lamb in rehearsals for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland