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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

International ballet stars to perform at Ann Maguire Gala on 22 March 2015

International ballet stars to perform at Ann Maguire Gala on 22 March 2015

26 January 2015

Evening of world class dance to honour the life of Ann Maguire and celebrate her legacy.

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

16 December 2014

Backstage films from the live relay of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, including a closer look at the character of the Queen of Hearts

The Winter’s Tale available to pre-order on DVD

The Winter’s Tale available to pre-order on DVD

3 December 2014

Christopher Wheeldon’s Shakespeare-inspired Royal Ballet production features no less than six principal roles.

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.

Photos

Sara Lamb as Tatiana in Onegin, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb and Federico Bonelli in Don Quixote, The Royal Ballet

Alexander Campbell and Sarah Lamb in rehearsal for The Age of Anxiety

Wayne McGregor, Sarah Lamb and Thiago Soares in rehearsals for Raven Girl

Sarah Lamb in Scènes de ballet, The Royal Ballet

Sander Blommaert, Ricardo Cervera, Donald Thom, Sarah Lamb, Solomon Golding, Alexander Campbell and Nicol Edmonds in Connectome, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb as Manon and Rupert Pennefather as Des Grieux in Manon, The Royal Ballet

Johannes Stepanek and Sarah Lamb in Polyphonia, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb in Afternoon of a Faun, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb and Federico Bonelli in In the Night, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb as Perdita and Steven McRae as Florizel in The Winter's Tale

The Sleeping Beauty. The Royal Ballet. Sarah Lamb as Aurora and Steven McRae as Prince Florimund. October 2011. Photo by Johan Persson

Sarah Lamb in Tetractys - The Art of Fugue, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb in rehearsal for Tetractys - The Art of Fugue, The Royal Ballet

5 December: Sarah Lamb in Raven Girl in May 2013

Sarah Lamb and Thiago Soares in Gloria

Sarah Lamb as Raven Girl in Raven Girl

Sarah Lamb in rehearsals for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Sarah Lamb in 24 Preludes

Sarah Lamb and Federico Bonelli in Fool's Paradise.

Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae in rehearsals for Metamorphosis: Titian 2012.

Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae in rehearsals for Metamorphosis: Titian 2012.

Sarah Lamb and Ryoichi Hirano in Concerto

Sarah Lamb in Swan Lake

Sarah Lamb as Princess Aurora and Steven McRae as Prince Florimund in The Sleeping Beauty

Sarah Lamb in Rubies as part of Jewels

Valeri Hristov as Onegin and Sarah Lamb as Tatiana in Onegin, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb and Federico Bonelli with artists of The Royal Ballet in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb as Kitri, Federico Bonelli as Basilio in Don Quixote

Sarah Lamb as Manon and Rupert Pennefather as Des Grieux in Manon, The Royal Ballet

Thomas Whitehead as Robert Wood and Sarah Lamb as Marie in Sweet Violets, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae

Sarah Lamb in rehearsal for The Winter's Tale

Sarah Lamb in rehearsal for Raven Girl

Federico Bonelli and Sarah Lamb in rehearsals for Don Quixote

Sarah Lamb in rehearsals for Don Quixote