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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

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

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 in Song of the Earth, The Royal Ballet

Samantha Raine, Lauren Cuthbertson and Sarah Lamb in Song of the Earth, The Royal Ballet

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

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

Sarah Lamb as Giselle in Giselle

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 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

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

Sarah Lamb in Electric Counterpoint, 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 in 24 Preludes

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

Sarah Lamb in rehearsals for Don Quixote

Sarah Lamb and Thiago Soares in Gloria

Sarah Lamb and Christopher Saunders in Manon, The Royal Ballet

Edward Watson and Sarah Lamb in Mayerling

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 Steven McRae in rehearsals for Metamorphosis: Titian 2012.

Sarah Lamb and Ryoichi Hirano in Concerto