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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 roles in his ballets Carbon Life, Live Fire Exercise, Limen, Chroma, Tetractys and Woolf Works. Other role creations 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 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.

Videos

News and features

Gallery: Portraits of Royal Ballet dancers by photographer Rick Guest

Gallery: Portraits of Royal Ballet dancers by photographer Rick Guest

29 December 2015

A new exhibition and two new books focus on what it takes to be a ballet dancer.

Watch: Sarah Lamb in Nowness short film <em>Portrait of a dancer</em>

Watch: Sarah Lamb in Nowness short film Portrait of a dancer

15 December 2015

New web short sees the Royal Ballet Principal dance choreography from Wayne McGregor’s Woolf Works.

Watch: Members of the cast and creative teams on <em>Romeo and Juliet</em>

Watch: Members of the cast and creative teams on Romeo and Juliet

23 September 2015

Backstage films from the live relay of Romeo and Juliet including rehearsal footage and exclusive interviews.

Photos

Sara Lamb and artists of The Royal Ballet in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae in rehearsal for Within the Golden Hour, The Royal Ballet

Steven McRae and Sarah Lamb in rehearsal for Within the Golden Hour, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb photographed for What Lies Beneath

Sarah Lamb as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet

Steven McRae as Romeo and Sarah Lamb as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet

Steven McRae as Romeo and Sarah Lamb as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet

Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae in Romeo and Juliet

Sara Lamb as Cinderella, Philip Mosley and Gary Avis as Ugly Sisters and Christopher Saunders as the Father in Cinderella, The Royal Ballet

Federico Bonelli and Sarah Lamb in Afternoon of a Faun

Sarah Lamb in rehearsals for Raven Girl

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

Vadim Muntagirov and Sarah Lamb in Afternoon of a Faun

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

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

Federico Bonelli and Sarah Lamb in rehearsals for Don Quixote

Federico Bonelli and Sarah Lamb in rehearsals for Don Quixote

Sarah Lamb in rehearsals for Don Quixote

Sarah Lamb and Federico Bonelli in DGV

Sarah Lamb in Gloria, with Thiago Soares and Carlos Acosta

Sarah Lamb as Raven Girl in Raven Girl

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

Johannes Stepanek and Sarah Lamb in Polyphonia, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae

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

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

Sarah Lamb in rehearsals for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Paul Kay, Steven McRae and Sarah Lamb in Tetractys - The Art of Fugue, The Royal Ballet

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

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 Johannes Stepanek in Polyphonia

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 rehearsal for Asphodel Meadows