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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: <em>Mayerling</em> on 11 and 13 May 2017

Cast change: Mayerling on 11 and 13 May 2017

10 May 2017

Principal casting update for Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet.

Your Reaction: What did you think of George Balanchine's <em>Jewels</em> live in cinemas?

Your Reaction: What did you think of George Balanchine's Jewels live in cinemas?

12 April 2017

A selection of audience responses to The Royal Ballet's performance of 'Emeralds', 'Rubies' and 'Diamonds', relayed to cinemas across the world.

Watch: Rehearsals for George Balanchine’s ballet <em>Jewels</em>

Watch: Rehearsals for George Balanchine’s ballet Jewels

3 March 2017

Principals of The Royal Ballet rehearse Balanchine's sparkling abstract work.

Photos

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

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

Sarah Lamb as Giselle in Giselle

Sarah Lamb photographed for The Language of the Soul

Sarah Lamb in Song of the Earth, 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

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 as Tatiana in Onegin, The Royal Ballet

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

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

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

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

Sarah Lamb and Christopher Saunders in Manon, 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

Sarah Lamb in Chroma

Sarah Lamb as Raven Girl in Raven Girl

Sarah Lamb as Raven Girl in Raven Girl

Sarah Lamb as Raven Girl and Eric Underwood as the Prince in Raven Girl

Sarah Lamb as Raven Girl and Thiago Soares as the Doctor in Raven Girl

Sarah Lamb and Johannes Stepanek in rehearsals

Sarah Lamb in 24 Preludes

Edward Watson and Sarah Lamb in Mayerling

Sarah Lamb in rehearsals for Don Quixote

Sarah Lamb and Thiago Soares in Gloria

Sarah Lamb and Ryoichi Hirano in Concerto

Ricardo Cervera and Sarah Lamb in Infra

Sarah Lamb in The Sleeping Beauty