Principal of The Royal Ballet
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.
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.
Cast as Principal
The music of Tchaikovsky is partnered with sublime choreography in one of Balanchine’s earliest and best-loved works.
Cast as Principal
The world premiere of a new work by acclaimed choreographer and Royal Ballet Principal Character Artist Alastair Marriott.
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.
Cast as Kitri
Carlos Acosta's exuberant production of this classic tale of friendship, love and loyalty is bursting with joie de vivre.
- The Sleeping Beauty:... (07:01)
- The Sleeping Beauty: The... (05:24)
- Raven Girl in rehearsal (The... (10:26)
- Becoming the Queen of Hearts... (04:18)
- Creating Alice's Adventures... (07:20)
- Sarah Lamb on The Royal... (02:22)
- Fool's Paradise Trailer - The... (00:54)
- Christopher Wheeldon... (03:43)
- Christopher Wheeldon... (12:56)
- Carbon Life - Wayne McGregor... (23:29)
- Interview: A World Stage... (04:10)
- A World Stage 2009/10 - Sarah... (01:15)
News and features
Christopher Wheeldon's new work is The Royal Ballet’s first full-length Shakespeare adaptation for almost 50 years.
Another chance to see the backstage films screened as part of our 2014 live cinema relay.
Access exclusive articles, photos and films about the production with our Digital Guide.
Behind-the-scenes with The Royal Ballet in rehearsal for a highly anticipated new work.
Audience tweets about the return of Christopher Wheeldon's fantastical ballet.
The Principal dancer talks about playing the role of Tatiana and why John Cranko’s choreography gives her chills.
Most recent productions
- The Winter's Tale
- The Sleeping Beauty
- Tetractys - The Art of Fugue
- The Nutcracker
- Romeo and Juliet
- The Human Seasons
- Don Quixote
- Raven Girl
- Symphony in C
- La Bayadère
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
- 24 Preludes
- Méditation from Thaïs
- In the Night
- Fool's Paradise
- Swan Lake
- Metamorphosis: Titian 2012
- The Prince of the Pagodas
- La Sylphide