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Sarah Lamb

Principal of The Royal Ballet

Biography

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, as well as 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 first 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 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.

Upcoming productions

  • The Winter's Tale

    Cast as Perdita

    The world premiere of a new full-length ballet by Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, based on Shakespeare’s enduring tale of love, loss and reconciliation.

  • Serenade

    Cast as Principal

    The music of Tchaikovsky is partnered with sublime choreography in one of Balanchine’s earliest and best-loved works.

  • New Marriott

    Cast as Principal

    The world premiere of a new work by acclaimed choreographer and Royal Ballet Principal Character Artist Alastair Marriott.

  • Manon

    Cast as Manon

    Kenneth MacMillan's acclaimed tragic ballet is a modern masterpiece.

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    Cast as Alice

    Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in Christopher Wheeldon’s thrillingly entertaining ballet.

  • Don Quixote

    Cast as Kitri

    Carlos Acosta's exuberant production of this classic tale of friendship, love and loyalty is bursting with joie de vivre.

Videos

News and features

  1. Gallery: Rehearsals for The Winter's Tale

    Gallery: Rehearsals for The Winter's Tale

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



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

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

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

  3. 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

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

  4. Gallery: Inside rehearsals for Carlos Acosta's Don Quixote

    Gallery: Inside rehearsals for Carlos Acosta's Don Quixote

    Behind-the-scenes with The Royal Ballet in rehearsal for a highly anticipated new work.

  5. Your reaction: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    Your reaction: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    Audience tweets about the return of Christopher Wheeldon's fantastical ballet.

  6. Watch: Sarah Lamb on The Royal Ballet's Onegin

    Watch: Sarah Lamb on The Royal Ballet's Onegin

    The Principal dancer talks about playing the role of Tatiana and why John Cranko’s choreography gives her chills.

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