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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 2006. She created the title role in Wayne McGregor’s Raven Girl and roles in his ballets Carbon Life, Live Fire Exercise, Limen, Chroma, Tetractys, Woolf Works and Multiverse. Other role creations for the Company include Perdita (Christopher Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale) and in David Dawson’s The Human Seasons.

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 Clinton. 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 the classical, dramatic and contemporary repertories, including ballets by Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, August Bournonville, Kenneth MacMillan, Alastair Marriott, Jerome Robbins and Liam Scarlett.

Videos

News and features

Cast change: Age of Anxiety on 23, 27 March and 6 April

23 March 2018
Cast change: <em>Age of Anxiety</em> on 23, 27 March and 6 April

Changes to Principal casting have been announced for Age of Anxiety, performed as part of the Bernstein Centenary.

Watch: Two new ballets in rehearsal with Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon

12 March 2018
Watch: Two new ballets in rehearsal with Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon

Yugen and Corybantic Games see two of the world's premier choreographers create new works to music by Leonard Bernstein.

Watch: Mario Testino's film exploring The Nutcracker's Sugar Plum Fairy

20 December 2017
Watch: Mario Testino's film exploring <em>The Nutcracker</em>'s Sugar Plum Fairy

The legendary fashion photographer has created a short film following Royal Ballet Principal Sarah Lamb.

Photos

Ryoichi Hirano as Crown Prince Rudolf and Sarah Lamb as Marie Larisch in Mayerling, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb as The Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet.

Steven McRae as The Prince and Sarah Lamb as The Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker.

Sarah Lamb as The Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker.

Sarah Lamb in rehearsal for Swan Lake, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb as Giselle in Giselle, The Royal Ballet

Ryoichi Hirano as Albrecht and Sarah Lamb as Giselle in Giselle, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb in Yugen.

Sarah Lamb as Perdita in The Winter's Tale, The Royal Ballet.

Sarah Lamb as Mary Vetsera in Mayerling, The Royal Ballet

Valeri Hristov and Sarah Lamb in Elite Syncopations, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae in ‘Rubies’ from Jewels, The Royal Ballet

Ryoichi Hirano as Paris and Sarah Lamb as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet

Sarah Lamb in Song of the Earth, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb photographed for The Language of the Soul

Royal Ballet Principal Sarah Lamb in a still from the short film 'Portrait of a Dancer'

Sarah Lamb as Giselle in Giselle

Sarah Lamb as Tatiana in Onegin, The Royal Ballet

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

Sara Lamb as Tatiana in Onegin, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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

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

Sarah Lamb in Electric Counterpoint, The Royal Ballet

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

Sarah Lamb and Carlos Acosta 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 Royal Ballet,

Sarah Lamb and Artists of the Royal Ballet in Connectome, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb in rehearsals for Don Quixote

Sarah Lamb and Thiago Soares in Gloria

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

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

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

Sarah Lamb and Christopher Saunders in Manon, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb in Chroma