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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 with The Royal Ballet. She joined the Company as a First Soloist in autumn 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).

She was born in Boston and trained at the Boston Ballet School with Madame Tatiana 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. She won silver medals at the Third Japan International Ballet Competition in Nagoya (1999), the New York IBC (2000) and the USA IBC (2002).

Lamb danced the role of Lise in Ashton's La Fille mal gardée while still at Boston Ballet, with Royal Ballet Guest Principal Artist Carlos Acosta as Colas and coaching by Royal Ballet Guest Principal Ballet Master Christoper Carr. Her noted repertory with the Company includes Odette/Odile (Swan Lake), La Sylphide, Manon, Juliet, Giselle, Princess Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty), and roles in Rubies and Theme and Variations, as well as in many works by Balanchine and in the classical repertory.

Videos

News and features

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.



Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on The Sleeping Beauty

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on The Sleeping Beauty

19 March 2014

Another chance to see the backstage films screened as part of our 2014 live cinema relay.

The Sleeping Beauty to be relayed live to cinemas across the world on 19 March 2014

The Sleeping Beauty to be relayed live to cinemas across the world on 19 March 2014

12 March 2014

Access exclusive articles, photos and films about the production with our Digital Guide.

Watch: Bennet Gartside's Random Acts short film 'Sarah'

Watch: Bennet Gartside's Random Acts short film 'Sarah'

21 February 2014

Channel 4 film stars Sarah Lamb and gives an insight into a dancer's warm up and rehearsal process.

Photos

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, 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 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

Sarah Lamb and Federico Bonelli in rehearsals for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland © ROH/Johan Persson, 2011

Federico Bonelli and Sarah Lamb in rehearsals for Don Quixote © ROH / Andrej Uspenski 2013

Federico Bonelli and Sarah Lamb in rehearsals for Don Quixote © ROH / Andrej Uspenski 2013

Sarah Lamb in rehearsals for Don Quixote © ROH / Andrej Uspenski 2013

Federico Bonelli and Sarah Lamb in rehearsals for Don Quixote © ROH / Andrej Uspenski 2013

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

Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae in The Human Seasons © ROH / Bill Cooper, 2013

Sarah Lamb and Federico Bonelli in rehearsals for Don Quixote © ROH / Johan Persson 2013